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Identification on these two would be appreciated. Caught south coast NSW

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Top one, Eastern Orange Perch, Lepidoperca pulchella.

bottom one probably female bluethroat wrasse, Notolabrus tetricus, but would need a better photo to be sure.

cheers

 

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Top fish is a female longfin perch, Caprodon longimanus.

Female fish are commonly known as "pinkies".

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7 hours ago, Black Bandit said:

Top fish is a female longfin perch, Caprodon longimanus.

Female fish are commonly known as "pinkies".

my first thought as well, but I rejected it on the basis that:

Pectoral fin on longfin perch is much longer - extends to midway of rear dorsal fin. 

Yellow fins are characteristic of Eastern orange perch both sexes, not female longfin.

The Eastern orange has one or more darker lines paralleling and above the lateral line.

The Eastern orange has a white trailing edge to the outer gill cover.

 

Eastern orange

http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4380

female longfin

http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4380

Edited by Volitan

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