View Full Version : Fish ID Please
04-01-2007, 12:54 PM
Caught this colourful fellow in the Pumistone Passage using squid as bait. I released him straight after the photo. That spine looked like it could do some damage.
Hope the picture attaches OK as its my first try.
04-01-2007, 01:24 PM
That looks like a Blacktip Tripod Fish, Trixiphichthys weberi. they are very common in the Bribie Passage. Many of the nibble bites you get while fishing in the Passage are due to these critturs, they have a very small mouth and need a fairly small hook.
04-01-2007, 01:40 PM
They must be a species of leather jacket are they?
Certainly looks like one.
04-01-2007, 01:48 PM
The Grant's Guide claims this one to be a "yellow fin" Tripod fish, Tripodichthys angustifrons, for what it's worth.
Looks a bit like a leatherjacket.
04-01-2007, 01:49 PM
# # Sorry guys, double posted.
04-01-2007, 03:10 PM
wouldnt that be cool to keep in a fish tank, weird lookin fish!!!
04-01-2007, 06:23 PM
You would have to be careful when you had your hand in the tank, it's pretty scarey cleaning my catfish tank, the big one does laps while I clean.................
04-01-2007, 06:26 PM
Thanks guys, a tripod fish is definately a new one for me
04-01-2007, 10:28 PM
in the queensland fish guide the only thing i can find that looks anything like it starry triggerfish but yet again i could be wrong
05-01-2007, 07:41 AM
What an awful looking creature. Fancy fishing that out of the Passage.
06-01-2007, 07:11 PM
its definately not like any triggerfish i have caught I have seen similar brought up in trawl nets I think they called it a cow fish
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