what fish is this

Submitted: Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 18:27
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Hi,
Any one know what sort of fish this is

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Reply By: Stephen H - Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 18:38

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 18:38
Hi Rich,
It's called a Flying Gurnard. Also know by Some fishermen as a Honky Tonk
because of the grunting noise they make.
Cheers Stephen
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Follow Up By: Member - Rich - Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 18:45

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 18:45
Stephen,
Thanks for that.

My daughter took the photo and it freaked her out.

It sure is a wild looking one.


Thanks again,
Richard
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Follow Up By: River Swaggie - Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 19:18

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 19:18
Its a Kool looking Fish...
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 13:14

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 13:14
hi
i have heard them called a butterfly fish
does it have a poisonous spike on its back
its quiet colourfull
cheers
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Reply By: ricky vw - Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 19:38

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 19:38
beautifull eating as well
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Reply By: Witi Repartee - Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 20:39

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 20:39
Definitely a Gurnard. Also common in New Zealand coastal waters. Very popular eating fish, with distinctive Y shaped fillets. Also sold as an upmarket option in fish and chip outlets. Grunts when boated.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 08:49

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 08:49
It's also called a buttterfly fish as well as a gurnard in Tasmania.

I caught one at St Helens a few years ago.

I also had the photo on my mobile until it went deep sea diving. LOL

Didn't laugh at the time tho'.

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Reply By: Wilko (Parkes NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 18:15

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 18:15
Hi Rich,

It looks more like a green winged red spotted flying fish, Havent seen one for a while.

Cheers Wilko
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