Anyone know what this is?

Caught a fish and you don't know what it is? Ask here...
User avatar
4liters
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Posts: 3867
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:05 am

Anyone know what this is?

Postby 4liters » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:05 pm

Image
Image



Looks a bit like a wrasse but I've never seen one with the big spines like that. Those are the main reason I couldn't get a clear picture, I didn't want to grab it and hold it in place in case they were venomous.

Caught just out from the Walkerville South beach in 3-4m of water using squid on a size 2 circle.
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm



Remove these ads.

Mike_M
Rank: Garfish
Rank: Garfish
Posts: 65
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:22 am

Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby Mike_M » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:27 pm

Looks like a Rainbow Cale (Heteroscarus acroptilus)

User avatar
4liters
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Posts: 3867
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:05 am

Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby 4liters » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:29 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterosca ... us2aAG.jpg
looks like you nailed it, 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

Basti
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Posts: 1942
Joined: Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:50 pm
Location: SE Melbourne

Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby Basti » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:15 pm

Just a well hung wrasse

Nuscani

Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby Nuscani » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:47 am

Mike_M wrote:Looks like a Rainbow Cale (Heteroscarus acroptilus)


Gee, you really know your stuff mate! :fish22:

CarlG
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Posts: 3496
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:56 pm
Location: Rosebud.

Re: Anyone know what this is?

Postby CarlG » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:52 am

Caught a few of these in the Western entrance. Feisty little buggers, and look spectacular.
Got couta..?



Remove these ads.


Return to “Fish ID”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CarlG, cobby, crumpet_avenger, mingle and 4 guests