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shark ID

Postby 4liters » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:54 pm

I caught a heap of these little guys in 55m off Torquay today. At first I thought they were baby gummies but as I was unhooking them it was clear they were a different species. They had a sharp spine in front of their dorsal fins like a PJ, bigger eyes than a gummy and they small but fairly sharp teeth.

Anyone know what they are? I also caught a couple of 50cm schoolies.

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2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm



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Re: shark ID

Postby crumpet_avenger » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:15 pm

In the bottom pic the top fish looks like a tiger flatty and the bottom 1 looks like a baby gummy/schooly

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Re: shark ID

Postby Brett » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:31 pm

It's a spur dog. Spikey Dogfish, Squalus megalops.

http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2017

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Re: shark ID

Postby smile0784 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:40 pm

4liters wrote:I caught a heap of these little guys in 55m off Torquay today. At first I thought they were baby gummies but as I was unhooking them it was clear they were a different species. They had a sharp spine in front of their dorsal fins like a PJ, bigger eyes than a gummy and they small but fairly sharp teeth.

Anyone know what they are? I also caught a couple of 50cm schoolies.

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Dog shark i think

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Re: shark ID

Postby Texas » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:06 pm

You actually caught a fish ???
Good job

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Re: shark ID

Postby Fishbref » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:06 pm

Never had one meself, but apparently bigger ones are top tablefare...



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Re: shark ID

Postby 4liters » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:13 pm

Brett wrote:It's a spur dog. Spikey Dogfish, Squalus megalops.

http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2017

thanks for that!
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm

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Re: shark ID

Postby Nude up » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:31 am

4liters wrote:
Brett wrote:It's a spur dog. Spikey Dogfish, Squalus megalops.

http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2017

thanks for that!


I have never caught them in Vic but I have in Tasmania as they get bigger they get a purple tinge to them


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