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Old 03-11-2013, 02:04 AM   #1
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Australian fish?

Caught this guy in port Phillip bay, we put him back but anyone know what it is? Was about 30cm...
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:42 PM   #2
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It's a ruddy gurnard perch (Neosebastes scorpaenoides). There is a website devoted to identification of Port Phillip Bay fishes. I'll track down the link for it and post it for you.

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Just took a look at the website, and it's not quite as comprehensive as I thought. It's also a little tricky to navigate unless you already have a rough idea of the fish species. Anyway, it might prove useful for future identifications: Port Phillip Bay Taxonomy Toolkit.

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Here's another website, also by Museum Victoria people: Scorpionfishes and their allies: Museum Victoria.

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Thank you Tony, I knew you would know what kind it was!
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:24 PM   #6
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Glad I could help.

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