what type of flathead is this

what type of flathead is this

 caught this a while ago ,went just over 3.5 kgs


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a very big one

Fri, 2012-02-24 05:44

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 i have seen them before just

Fri, 2012-02-24 06:20

 i have seen them before just the name slips my mind. def a big one and i bet it tasted great too.

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 bartail? doiesnt look like a

Fri, 2012-02-24 07:07

 bartail? doiesnt look like a blue spot because of the lack of blue spots hahah

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A BEAUTY FOR SURE

Fri, 2012-02-24 07:17

A BEAUTY FOR SURE

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Nice Flatty!Looks like a blue

Fri, 2012-02-24 07:48

Nice Flatty!

Looks like a blue spot to me..

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Its got bars on the tail

Fri, 2012-02-24 07:58

Hence Bartail, but a massive one.

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I thought the bartails have

Fri, 2012-02-24 08:15

I thought the bartails have that yellow and black marking on the tail fins. That is a whopper flat! awesome stuff

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kill it??? eat it!!!!

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defo a bluespot

Fri, 2012-02-24 11:36

That is a bartail.

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Bartailed flathead

Fri, 2012-02-24 12:00

Bartailed flathead

Bartailed flathead (Platycephalus indicus)
Bartailed flathead (Platycephalus indicus) tail

 

 
Scientific name

Platycephalus indicus

Other names
  • none
Frequent misidentifications
  • yellowtailed flathead
  • dusky flathead
  • sand flathead.
Description
  • the top of the head and body is whitish and covered with small brown flecks; may have several indistinct dark bands across back
  • dorsal, pectoral and pelvic fins have small brown spots on rays
  • the caudal fin has two or three horizontal dark bars, a prominent yellow blotch near the middle of the fin, whitish areas in upper lobe and along the lower margin.

 

Distribution
  • shallow coastal waters and estuaries
  • found on mud and sand along the length of the Queensland coast.
Size
  • 35 cm common length
  • 50 cm maximum total length.
Size and bag limits
  • minimum size 30cm
  • combined bag limit of five for all flathead (except dusky flathead). 
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kill it??? eat it!!!!

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Just one for the 'Know It

Fri, 2012-02-24 12:01

Just one for the 'Know It All's'

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Bigger than mine.

Fri, 2012-02-24 10:44

Gee's i thought the one i caught was a monster ( 64cm ) http://fishwrecked.com/image/nice-flathead#comment-394558

But that thing is massive, well done mate . Definately a Bluespot IMO .

Cheers Grant .

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 Looks like a BIG bluespot

Fri, 2012-02-24 11:37

 Looks like a BIG bluespot bar tails have the black bars with yellow on tail 

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Bluespot for me. I think the

Fri, 2012-02-24 12:28

Bluespot for me. I think the white spots help id it , I havent caught any bar-tails with such bright spots. Stand to be corrected though

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Southern blue spotted flathead, from the south coast region

Fri, 2012-02-24 22:35

 

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Southern Bluespotted

Mon, 2012-02-27 08:23

As seems to be the consensus, this is a Southern Bluespotted Flathead Platycephalus speculator.   I know of a few big specimens coming out of the deeper water (40m+).  I'd be interested if this was in that sort of depth?

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around 30 m

Mon, 2012-02-27 09:33

was fishing for king george at the time