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Marg

What fish is this? (Pinkbanded Grubfish)

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Caught in Wallis Lake - Forster, NSW

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I'm quite confident that the fish is a pink-banded grubfish (Parapercis nebulosa).

At first glance, it does look like a lizardfish, but the continuous dorsal fin and bright blue stripes around the head are the telltale signs. 

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Looks like a banded lizard fish

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6 minutes ago, Ryder said:

Looks like a banded lizard fish

(AKA Bluestriped Lizardfish)

Pattern over the face got me Andrew . ?

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15 minutes ago, Ryder said:

Looks like a banded lizard fish

Thanks - is it edible?

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Never tried one myself but its part of a Family that includes Sergeant Baker and from what I have heard they have a lot of bones.

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Hey Marg, do you have any other photos of the fish.

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Marg,

You also need side-on photos, it makes for easier I.D. of unusual species.

The lizardfish I caught and ate a couple of years ago was a bit bony and had a different taste to most other fish I have eaten. It was fairly edible, but would not make it a favourite fish.

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Thanks Prowling_Tiger.

Certainly looks the fish. 👍

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