Caught today in the bay

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Caught today in the bay

Post by throwaway » Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:16 pm

Among a mixed bag of small fish we got two of these. Surely common but we don’t know what it is
:wt:
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Re: Caught today in the bay

Post by re-tyred » Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:40 pm

There's nothing . . . absolutely nothing . . . half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats.
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Re: Caught today in the bay

Post by cobby » Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:52 pm

Notolabrus tetricus. Female version of the Blue Throat Wrasse.

They're hermaphrodites. Once you pluck the male out of a colony the dominant female will change to a male

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Re: Caught today in the bay

Post by bowl » Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:09 pm

Great gummy shark bait.
MEGA RED!!!!!!MEGA RED!!!!!MEGA RED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!

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Re: Caught today in the bay

Post by Sebb » Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:44 pm

throwaway wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:16 pm
Among a mixed bag of small fish we got two of these. Surely common but we don’t know what it is
:wt:
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Parrotfish/wrasse like the others said. Fish is a fish, better than donut.
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Re: Caught today in the bay

Post by throwaway » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:28 pm

Thanks everybody!

You learn something every day: A hermaphrodite is better than a donut.

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Re: Caught today in the bay

Post by purple5ive » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:52 pm

For your own information in future.
You can download the fisheries Victoria app on your phone.
It has a list of most species that are usually caught in Victoria. With pics. Legal size and bag limits etc and much more..
Its very handy to have
Cheers
Small Fish Specialist :-D :-D :-D

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