Fish ID Please

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by seank, 11 Apr 2012.

  1. seank

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    Whatever it is ... surely its not going in your tank? Only its mother can love a fish with those looks
     
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    To me it looks like a baby coelacanth, but I know it is not. The resemblance is there though

    [​IMG]
     
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    Sean, can you covert it to anything else, as our server blocks all of photo bucket
     
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    Is that a big goby, or just a very small hand?
     
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    Sorry Magman, only using pbucket. Will sms it to you now.
    Steve, that is my hand, Magman can vouch that I do not have small hands. REally need to know what fish it is
     
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    okay big hand, big fish - check Ophiocara sp.
    maybe O. limosus
     
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    Looks like some sort of Cod
     
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    The closest resemblance I could find, was some type of seabass, or rockcod? Although none of the two species fit the profile of ALL the fins.
     
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    I can't see the pics cause of photo bucket, so am guessing with the the above guess's;)

    Is it not a juvie brindle, as they look very differant as juvies to adult's, or potato?
     
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    juvie brindle, but not a good example, they usually have more pronounced spots

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    just for you magman
     
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    the Northern mud gudgeon - Ophiocara porocephala

    (caught by Smith in the Isipingo lagoon)
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    I'd say it looks like this fish. The mouth and the fins.
     
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    Ha,ha,ha :lol:
     
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    Suspects its mother will probable try to eat it...
     
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    Looks like Ophiocara porocephala to me, where was it caught?
     
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    Aren't these usually in fresh water/far up estuaries?
     
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    Thanks Richard. Looks like it is this one.
    Caught in Kosibay 1st lake, close to mouth- salty water.

    Also, what is the common South African name for it???
     
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