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 Post subject: unknown fish
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2009, 20:21 
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My wife caught this fish at cunnningham pier in geelong today. At first glance when she was reeling it in I thought it was a small flatty. Anyone seen this fish before or know what its called? It has a wierd sucker shaped fin underneath.


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 Post subject: Re: unknown fish
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2009, 20:45 
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What a strange fish, it looks juvenile. Shadow enlighten us?


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 Post subject: Re: unknown fish
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2009, 21:21 
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Grubfish of some type

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 Post subject: Re: unknown fish
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2009, 21:38 
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looks like a deformed flathead lol

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 Post subject: Re: unknown fish
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2009, 23:08 
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it looks like sum fucked up cross breed of flathead


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 Post subject: Re: unknown fish
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2009, 23:47 
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yeah... id keep a close watch on the hand that you picked it up with

must have escaped from area 51


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 Post subject: Re: unknown fish
PostPosted: 31 Oct 2009, 00:55 
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It's a goby of some sort. You can tell by the fused pecs.

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 Post subject: Re: unknown fish
PostPosted: 31 Oct 2009, 11:14 
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it seems the best matching description is the goby so far. Mainly because it talks about the fused sucker shape pelvic fins.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goby

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 Post subject: Re: unknown fish
PostPosted: 31 Oct 2009, 16:35 
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so your wife gave u a gobie hahahahahhhhhhhhaaa

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 Post subject: Re: unknown fish
PostPosted: 31 Oct 2009, 18:43 
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lol.. and look what happened to my hand that i picked up the fish with!


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 Post subject: Re: unknown fish
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blinky wrote:
lol.. and look what happened to my hand that i picked up the fish with!

now she can give u 6 gobies lol

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Looks like Acanthogobius flavimanus.

Introduced species, very common around Geelong.


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PostPosted: 06 Nov 2009, 12:47 
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isnt that a juvenile flathead? ive seen a few of those before. where do you get these scientific names from LOL :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: unknown fish
PostPosted: 06 Nov 2009, 17:03 
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Its common name is 'Yellowfin Goby" (Family Gobiidae). So no, not a flathead, which belong to the Platycephalidae and, with a few exceptions, to the genus Platycephalus.

Scientific names are the organisms "correct" name and often refer to some particular portion of the anatomy which makes the species distinct from its relatives. They are usually Greek or Latin, or derived from place names, the name of the discoverer etc.

The capitalised genus (eg Acanthogobius) refers to the spines (Acantho) these type of Gobies (hence gobius) posses.

The lower case species name (eg flavimanus) refers to the yellow colouring on the fins. So flavi meaning yellow, and manus refering to the distal appendage aka fins or "hands".


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 Post subject: Re: unknown fish
PostPosted: 06 Nov 2009, 17:15 
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Tangers wrote:
isnt that a juvenile flathead? ive seen a few of those before. where do you get these scientific names from LOL :roll:


LOL @ This comment . . .


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