CAN ANYONE NAME THIS FISH???

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CAN ANYONE NAME THIS FISH???

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Can anyone tell me what species of fish this is??? i caught at dover Ad pier along the side of the wall on ragworm, i havnt been able to find out what it is so have not added to my species list...
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Post by andymarks »

Looks a bit like a weever???

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Bit difficult to tell from your pictures but it's either a Goby or a Scorpion.

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i think it is a sea scorpion locals around here we call them cockier mungeis but i think it real name is long spined bullhead , the spines on this fish can give you a sting so beware hope this is usful derek

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just looked it up for you in my encyclopedia of british fish and what you have there is a long spined sea scorpion m8y


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cheers thanks all, that 1s been driving me mad 4 a long time, thats 1 more i can tick off my sea species catch list :)

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Post by sniggle »

Sea scorpion or sea bullhead are two common names in the south. Non- poisonous so nothing to be wary of and a lot less spikey than a small bass or bream .

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Post by fishermans_fiend »

This is quite a handy site for identifying fish if anyone needs it:

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/aquarium/

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Post by Tiddlerman »

I had one off them years back, looks like a bullhead to me.

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Nah! It's my ex.
Wondered where she was swimming these days ;)

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Post by kingfisher14 »

looks like a type of tub-gurnard to me

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sea scorpions and tub gurnard are very similar in shape but very different in colour



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Don't think it is a weever or scorpion the pelvic fins look too big, not a Blenny as the dorsal fin is not continous from head to tail think it's a sand goby, if it is you can put it down as a speciemen fish!!!.

But at least you got a fish, am going to Deal beach, golf club end tomorrow and will be pleased not to get a 2nd blank on the trott.

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Post by kopitecol »

can i just ask....what is the prize and how much is it a go. any way if no one has it already i am going with rupert!!! =)) =))

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Post by the-cod-father »

Sea Scorpion(bullhead) , used to catch loads of them in the winter from Brighton West pier as a kid along with loads of those Rockling thingies!

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