Anybody know what this bad boy is?

Anybody know what this bad boy is?

 Caught him on a reef just off of Picard island, absolutely stumped as to what it is, kinda resembles a mudskipper a monkfish and a stargazer but it isn't quite the same. He died while I was taking the hook out so he's living in my freezer until I know what it is incase it an unrecorded species

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 Hey mate, not an unrecorded

Fri, 2014-11-28 20:39

 Hey mate, not an unrecorded species; looks like some species of jawfish - genus Opistognathus. Can't remember the species exactly, but perhaps Opistognathus inornatus. 


Cheers, Alex

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Blotched Jawfish

Fri, 2014-11-28 23:41

Blotched Jawfish - Opistognathus latitabundus

Sun, 2010-05-30 01:33

Blotched Jawfish are brown with large, spaced dark blotches on the base of the dorsal fin and their sides.  They have a very large mouth with numerous small sharp teeth. 

Blotched Jawfish grow to 30cms. 

Blotched Jawfish are found from north west Western Australia around the tropical north to the Gulf of Carpentaria Queensland. 



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Tue, 2014-12-02 12:11

 Finally some closure! Ahahaha cheers lads

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Ha Ha. Caught heaps off them

Tue, 2014-12-02 13:58

Ha Ha. Caught heaps off them "fugglybugga's" off Kcity. Has to be the ugliest of the Oooglies.


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