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What fish is this?

Postby peatop » 23 Apr 2018, 00:15

I have no idea what this is, caught it on the drift off clifton springs a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: What fish is this?

Postby 4liters » 23 Apr 2018, 06:56

Angel shark I guess. They’re a pretty rare capture
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Re: What fish is this?

Postby im_no_pro » 23 Apr 2018, 11:27

4liters wrote:Angel shark I guess. They’re a pretty rare capture

Angel Shark was my first thought also. Have never caught one, but was on a boat when one was caught a few years ago, took us a while to ID it at the time. Unusual catch given they tend to lie around semi submerged on the floor during the day.
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Re: What fish is this?

Postby maverick » 23 Apr 2018, 13:23

I would say Angel Shark - saw one night diving at Sorrento years ago, about 5 foot long.
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Re: What fish is this?

Postby cobby » 23 Apr 2018, 13:51

Angel Shark for sure. Squatina australis is the one
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Re: What fish is this?

Postby peatop » 23 Apr 2018, 14:43

Thanks guys, interesting little thing.
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Re: What fish is this?

Postby gdog » 27 Apr 2018, 13:33

Looks like a carpet shark to me, did it have a strong pungent smell? In NZ they call them carpet sharks.

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Re: What fish is this?

Postby peatop » 28 Apr 2018, 07:55

They look very similar, as far as smell, i dont recall smelling anything.
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Re: What fish is this?

Postby Steve_R » 28 Apr 2018, 10:06

Look again at the original photo looking for belly fins behind the pectoral fins then at the photos above.
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Re: What fish is this?

Postby peatop » 28 Apr 2018, 12:05

It's definitely an angel shark and not a carpet shark
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