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Fish ID please! (Bluelined Shrimpgoby)


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Caught this in Port Stephens targeting whiting. Cute little fella and beautiful blue accents. I have no idea! 
Measured 10cm tops 

cheers scratchie!!! 

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Ok, I've heard back from a mate.

He's calling it a "Bluelined Shrimpgoby"  Cryptocentrus bulbiceps and that's good enough for me.

Now here's the twist. It maybe the same critter as  a "Y-Bar Shrimpgoby" Cryptocentrus fasciatus 

Though neither seem to be found this far south till both @twoblues and @Scratchie caught them. 

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We used to catch a fish like that, but they had a yellow fin on the top forward of the bigger blue one, we used to call them "Arrow Goby" I will check my book for you.

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Gees, there's heaps almost the same, it's not an Arrow Goby, even though that's what we called them, the tail is different, but it must be a relative, I will drag out my "big book" and search.

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There is so many "Goby" that are so similar it's near impossible to pin it down to one, without counting fins and all sorts of intricate stuff, the closest by picture is the "Southern Goby" I have caught them before close to a lake or river entrance (but in the ocean) and we always just called them Arrow Gobys, positive ID without the fish will be difficult at best.

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2 hours ago, Scratchie said:

Did I find a new species? Haha! 
Had me stumped 🤔 

From here on, always named "Scratchie Goby"

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This one is difficult , while a goby is pretty well established it has the tail like a " stinker fish " and I would put it in the Blenny family.

So " Purple stinker tailed Blenny " OR is that Blennie ?

Frank

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1 hour ago, Blackfish said:

Ok, I've heard back from a mate.

He's calling it a "Bluelined Shrimpgoby"  Cryptocentrus bulbiceps and that's good enough for me.

Now here's the twist. It maybe the same critter as  a "Y-Bar Shrimpgoby" Cryptocentrus fasciatus 

Though neither seem to be found this far south till both @twoblues and @Scratchie caught them. 

You've sold me BF :thumbup:

 

Its one of those fish that has great colouring but is dog ugly 😂

 

I hope it got to live to see another day though?

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5 minutes ago, kingie chaser said:

I hope it got to live to see another day though?

Rolled in flour, hot oil, 10 seconds per side! Perfect 👌 

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 

I would never keep a fish I didn’t know what it was. Size is irrelevant 🤙

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43 minutes ago, Scratchie said:

Rolled in flour, hot oil, 10 seconds per side! Perfect 👌 

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 

I would never keep a fish I didn’t know what it was. Size is irrelevant 🤙

 

I know you wouldn't Jeff, but others seem to not have a problem with it on here from threads I see from time to time :whistling:

 

I was just asking if it survived really, no other intent!

 

Although your right, roll any seafood in my S&P mix into the fryer & its happy days.

 

Maybe not a blue ringed octopuss though...............................  maybe :biggrin2:

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5 hours ago, Blackfish said:

Ok, I've heard back from a mate.

He's calling it a "Bluelined Shrimpgoby"  Cryptocentrus bulbiceps and that's good enough for me.

Now here's the twist. It maybe the same critter as  a "Y-Bar Shrimpgoby" Cryptocentrus fasciatus 

Though neither seem to be found this far south till both @twoblues and @Scratchie caught them. 

That’s great! 

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4 hours ago, Scratchie said:

 

I would never keep a fish I didn’t know what it was. Size is irrelevant 🤙

When I was a kid, I was fishing off Yowie Bay wharf (hence my name) when I pulled up a Common Stinkfish. It looked like a flattie with a retarded mouth (excuse the expression) so I cut off it's head and took it home to eat.

Something was not quite right, it just felt not right, so i chucked it away. After a bit of research (a bit hard to find in the 60's) I found it was poisonous to eat. 

Have been more cautious since then.

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3 hours ago, kingie chaser said:

 

I know you wouldn't Jeff, but others seem to not have a problem with it on here from threads I see from time to time :whistling:

 

I was just asking if it survived really, no other intent!

 

Although your right, roll any seafood in my S&P mix into the fryer & its happy days.

 

Maybe not a blue ringed octopuss though...............................  maybe :biggrin2:

Near lost my son to a Blue Ring a few years ago, haven't eaten baby Octopus since, and never will, big ones, yes, but not little ones.

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41 minutes ago, noelm said:

Near lost my son to a Blue Ring a few years ago, haven't eaten baby Octopus since, and never will, big ones, yes, but not little ones.

Im sure it wasn't a pleasant experience noel, as beautiful as nature can be there certainly are some incredibly deadly small creatures around, especially here.

 

A teenage boy just died a couple of days ago from a box jellyfish sting up north.

 

Every day you wake up you just have to feel lucky right!

 

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