fish ID

fish ID

 Caught this in Bunbury off the beach, any ideas, 

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Fishwreckapedia

Tue, 2013-04-23 18:52

page 2 near the bottom

 

 

Sea Trumpeter - Pelsartia humeralis
Mon, 2010-05-31 02:24

Sea Trumpeter have a yellowish/green back with a silvery belly.  There are dark vertical blotches on the sides, with spots on the dorsal area, upper head and all fins.

Juveniles are more reddish brown in colour. 

Sea Trumpeter grow to 38cms. 

They are considered poor eating. 

Endemic to Australia, Sea Trumpeter are found from the Abrolhos Islands Western Australia south around to western South Australia, in coastal bays and protected offshore areas. 

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 thanks Matt,i take it they

Tue, 2013-04-23 19:13

 thanks Matt,

i take it they are closely related to the the common trumpeter?

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 Same family, different

Tue, 2013-04-23 19:28

 Same family, different genus, so yes they are relatively closely related, although they are meant to taste a fair bit better.

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 Good live bait they never

Tue, 2013-04-23 19:13

 Good live bait they never die

 

 

 

     Jeff