Fish ID

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Fish ID

Post by slug » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:40 pm

Nailed this unlucky little bugger on a shallow harbour rock bar earlier in the week.

Some manner of Frogfish or Scorpion Fish ??
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Re: Fish ID

Post by slug » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:53 pm

Cheers Matt
Matt Flynn wrote:...... as they can sting.
Yeah - I certainly wasn't getting my paws anywhere near it !!!

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Re: Fish ID

Post by cuddlescooper » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:29 pm

Ummm, nothing false about it, that is a stonefish! Dont go near them or your gonna feeeeel very sore for yourself!

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Re: Fish ID

Post by ronje » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:16 am

False stonefish (scorpionfish) have a mouth that slopes forward and opens just like a normal fish.
https://www.optimimagery.com/Fish-Ident ... /i-7fHcLjT

Real stonefish have a mouth that faces upwards or even slightly backwards beyond vertical.
https://www.optimimagery.com/Fish-Ident ... /i-wM2p42H


This one definitely a scorpion or false stonefish by mouth position.

Either way I wouldn't be mucking around with it.

Bit like holding up a taipan and an eastern brown for comparison and taking fewer precautions with the one that you think is an eastern brown.

Both can cause you maximum grief.

My view is the same as Cuddles. Anything that looks like that is a bl..dy stonefish to me.
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