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What are these Fish? identification of skeletons/carcasses

Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by grgrvrfsh, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. grgrvrfsh

    grgrvrfsh New Member

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    Hi

    I was walking along Georges river and came across some fish skeletons/carcasses I am not sure what their id is. They were both about 10 meters apart and are quite large (a couple feet each up to a meter).

    They were away from any main area and this was when the tide was low. I believe this area was a mix between fresh and salt water? or it could have been freshwater.



    They resemble deep see angler fish and one has large eyes and large teeth. what would they be?

    link to photos: https://ibb.co/k8QWmyq
     
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  2. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    The Georges River is tidal all the way from Botany Bay to Liverpool and if what you have photographed was found along that section of the river, my guess is that they are the remains of fish used as bait in crab pots.

    I cannot see any resemblance to deep sea angler fish in your images and logically it would be highly improbable that that were in fact angler fish.

    Welcome to the forum - your user name is a bit hard to get the mouth around, so what do we call you? Would it be Greg?

    Jeff
     
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  3. grgrvrfsh

    grgrvrfsh New Member

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    I mean they resembled them at the time (their 'eyes' and 'mouth') but obviously they are not...

    Just wondering what they actually are.
    Yes it is greg

    Thanks
     
  4. kev209

    kev209 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TBX Greg
     
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  5. kev209

    kev209 Well-Known Member

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    It's great to see new members on the forum, it's even better when there posting. keep them coming Greg.
     
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  6. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard!!!! Sorry but I can't help with your question.
    Cheers
    Jim
     
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  7. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Hi Greg,

    After looking at the images again, the large eyes and the shape of the pectoral fins makes me think that they are most likely bits of southern bluefin tuna, probably sourced from the fish markets for crab bait or maybe the frames of fish that somebody has caught and used in their pots.

    Jeff
     
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  8. creekboy

    creekboy Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TBX, Greg. A few good guesses there. Cheers, Lyall.
     
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  9. blair

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    welcome greg, look like bloody alien remains!
     
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  10. Master Baiter

    Master Baiter Well-Known Member

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    Hi welcome Greg, would not have a clue, but would like to know as well now. Cheers Wally
     
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  11. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I will drink to that. They are out there and the more I drink, the more I see o_O.

    Jeff
     
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  12. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    My guess is the pectoral fins suggest members of the tuna family. Noel
     
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