Fish ID

Fish ID

 Friend pulled this up in a crab pot from Claremont jetty anybody know what it is?


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Puffer/Box fish

Fri, 2014-01-31 14:51

Did it have a hard outside? Get a lot of different varieties.

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 Nah didnt touch it. thought

Fri, 2014-01-31 15:01

 Nah didnt touch it. thought it might have been some kind of sweep? Had no idea! Went back in anyway...

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 looks like some sort of dory

Fri, 2014-01-31 15:07

 looks like some sort of dory

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Pretty sure it's a Western

Fri, 2014-01-31 15:15

Pretty sure it's a Western Smooth Boxfish, probably male

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Boxfish

Sat, 2014-02-01 09:31

Yeah some kind of boxfish I've had a few from Freo before.

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 looks like a type of

Fri, 2014-01-31 15:18

 looks like a type of leatherjacket

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 I was thinking along those

Fri, 2014-01-31 15:28

 I was thinking along those lines too. First thoughts as it was coming up was flounder but then reached the surface and had no clue. It was a very flat fish if that helps IDing it??

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Swan river species

Fri, 2014-01-31 15:25

Shame there's no pictures to refer to.

http://museum.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/AN%20ANNOTATED%20CHECKLIST%20OF%20THE%20FISHES%20OF%20THE%20SWAN-AVON%20RIVER%20SYSTEM,%20WESTERN%20AUSTRALIA.pdf

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What an interesting readLove

Fri, 2014-01-31 15:44

What an interesting read

Love this part:

SALMO GAJRDNERI RICHARDSON, 1836

Salmo gairdneri Richardson, 1836: 221 (North America)
The Rainbow Trout is abundant in the Swan-Avon River System, particularly above the dam situated on the Canning River (see also Morrissy, 1972)
 
 
Also it mentions a beaked salmon which i've never heard of before
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Beaked Salmon

Mon, 2014-02-03 09:07

Like the WA Salmon, Beaked Salmon Gonorynchus greyii are not even vaguely related to true salmon (they are not related to WA Salmon either!).  The are reasonably common in bays and estuaries in southern Australia but usually only seen at night.  Although they get to around 50cm and are apparently good eating, I rarely hear of one being caught on line.  They look like this - note the single dorsal fin positioned way down it's back.

http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/images/image/GonorynGreyiRandall.jpg

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Beautiful looking fish,

Mon, 2014-02-03 09:23

Beautiful looking fish, thanks Glen

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looks like

Fri, 2014-01-31 16:13

looks like my ex mother inlaw hang on it is her

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Tasselled Leatherjacket - Chaetodermis penicilligera

Sat, 2014-02-01 10:20

http://fishwrecked.com/content/fishwreckapedia?page=2

Also known as Prickly Leatherjacket, Tasselled Leatherjacket are deep, compressed fish coloured brown with a series of black lines on the head and body and often with bright blue spots and lines on the body.  Two black blotches may be present on the side of the body, above the pectoral fin base.  The body has skin flaps, a large caudal fin and a strong first dorsal fin spine.  The eyes are high on the head and the snout is tapered and projecting.  There are specialised incisor teeth on the upper jaw, four on the inner jaw and six on the outer jaw. 

Tasselled Leatherjacket grow to 31cms in length.

They are considered very good eating.

In Australia, Tasselled Leatherjacket are found from south-west Western Australia, around the tropical north, then south to central New South Wales.

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That's it!

Mon, 2014-02-03 09:13

That's it!

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 FIGJAM

Sat, 2014-02-01 21:38

 FIGJAM

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Well spotted Jayden

Mon, 2014-02-03 09:38

Yep if ya look closely at fish in the net you can see trigger on it's head.

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