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What is this Fish ?

Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by Kathryn, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. Kathryn

    Kathryn Beach Comber

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    On a lighter note ......

    My children and I found this fish washed up on shore and have no clue what it is. Does anyone know?

    It measured 8-10 " from its nose to the tip of its tail. I thought it was dead and screamed when it jumped. :shock:
     
  2. Just_In_Thyme

    Just_In_Thyme Beach Lover

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    We used to catch something that looked like that in the backwaters/inlets of the "low country" in South Carolina. We called them "croakers" . Nasty, slimy fish. We would put them in our crab traps for bait.
     
  3. chrisv

    chrisv Beach Fanatic

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    I would guess it's a Bighead Searobin, but I'm no marine biologist:) Where is that guy, anyway?!
     
  4. Landlocked

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    Toadfish
     
  5. kurt

    kurt Admin Staff Member

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    He's in Hawaii.
     
  6. JustBeachy

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    Looks like trashfish, fit for the crab trap! :blink:
     
  7. RONDQS

    RONDQS Beach Crab

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    Whatever it is , don't go near its mouth. I caught one in my crab trap and it has a mouth like a vise and put a hole in my shoe! :eek:
     
  8. wilsonlc

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    Commonly called a toadfish. Yes, it will bite the %&*# out of you.
     
  9. Kathryn

    Kathryn Beach Comber

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    Thanks everyone for educating me!!

    I am NOT a marine biologist or fisherman (just play them on TV) but after I saw his teeth, I used a net with a really long handle to scoop him up and put him back in the water. :shock:

    (This thread is much needed light hearted banter to keep my mind off of Dennis Destruction)
     

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