Non marine tank related id plze..

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  1. Meneer

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    This fish was caught in Langebaan - but nobody seems to be able to identify it.

    Was slippery - like an eel..

    Any ideas?

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  3. viper357

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    I'm going to take a wild flyer that it looks like a banana fish to me? @sean_koekemoer or @Adee should know.
     
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    hi Meneer!
    This is a Beaked Sandfish (Gonorhynchus gonorhynchus)
    yes...the scientific name does sound like some terrible STD.
    cool specimen:)
     
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    Gonorhynchus gonorhynchus - nchus%20gonorhynchus,%20beaked%20salmon%20or%20sand%20eel,%20captive,%20New%20Zealand%20IMG_9019.jpg
     
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    Thanks a lot folks. !!
     
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    Wow, never seen or heard of that fishy before now.
     
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    I was a also a bit confused when I photographed one a year or so ago, took a while for a positive ID. Here are my pics from PE.

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