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Fish ID

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:40 pm
by slug
Nailed this unlucky little bugger on a shallow harbour rock bar earlier in the week.

Some manner of Frogfish or Scorpion Fish ??

Re: Fish ID

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:11 pm
by Matt Flynn
Scorpaenopsis diabolus - false stonefish

Not completely "false", as they can sting.

Re: Fish ID

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:53 pm
by slug
Cheers Matt
Matt Flynn wrote:...... as they can sting.
Yeah - I certainly wasn't getting my paws anywhere near it !!!

Re: Fish ID

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:29 pm
by cuddlescooper
Ummm, nothing false about it, that is a stonefish! Dont go near them or your gonna feeeeel very sore for yourself!

Re: Fish ID

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:16 am
by ronje
False stonefish (scorpionfish) have a mouth that slopes forward and opens just like a normal fish. ... /i-7fHcLjT

Real stonefish have a mouth that faces upwards or even slightly backwards beyond vertical. ... /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.