Daniel Miller

What fish is this?

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G'day Raiders,

Was having an afternoon fish at Jerusalem Bay with a mate a few weeks ago,

We were having a bit of fun on the light gear with a school of small trevally ranging from around 30cm to 34cm, When i hooked this thing on a small squid strip.

We have never seen this species before, so i took a few snaps and sent him on his way.

Was just wondering if any one could I.D. it for us.

Cheers..

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I think it is a grinner fish

You're right Mpala, it's a Painted Grinner (Trachinocephalus myops)

Cheers

Peter

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Who was taking the snaps?

You or the fish :P

Those teeth :1yikes:

Edited by Rafinx

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And are they good eating?

I doubt the paint would taste any good.....

:biggrin2:

Tony

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They also account for about 70% of answers to the question: 'what kind of fish is this?'

Whenever you can't tell what it is, it's probably a grinner! :biggrin2:

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Hi

The fish is a species of grinner but definitely not a painted grinner.

The painted grinner is not as slender and has a lot more blue and yellow coloration on it.

Probably a Saurida species (more common in tropical and sub-tropical areas).

Cheers

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i caught this a while back and was told this is a painted grinner :biggrin2:

cheers paul

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Lion Island has a fair share of these around the reef, caught a heap one session.

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