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whiskey299

Fish ID please

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Could be a juvenile Hapuka, . Second thoughts looks like "wcurrall " is on the money.

Frank

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yep wcurrall is right. I have caught them a few times out there but knew them as armourheads. Found that name  when searching for them originally and was the name the russkies called them that and an important commercial catch for them. True name is the boarfish

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5 minutes ago, whiskey299 said:

Thanks for responding everyone. wcurrall this looks to be the correct species.

 

How'd you go out at browns by the way? Was thinking of heading out the next couple of weeks

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3 hours ago, wcurrall said:

How'd you go out at browns by the way? Was thinking of heading out the next couple of weeks

Heaps of large gemfish around, a few mirror dorys, no blueye cods. Water temp is very warm 20c compared to inshore 15c

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Posted (edited)

It seems they are also called Pelagic Armourhead (Pseudopentaceros richardsoni) as @letsgocrabbing said and I also found them under Nelson's Boarfish (Pentaceros richardsoni) as this fish was ID'ed as.

Not sure why Nelson's Boarfish has the "Pseudo" left out. ??, but, they are still the same fish.

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