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What is this?

June 14, 2009


Anyone know what type of fish this is? It’s being featured in a Fark photoshop thread. Original is here.

  1. Zarquon
    June 14, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    It’s a Guild Navigator, isn’t it?

  2. DLC
    June 14, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Wow. now that’s one weird fish.
    Sorry, not a marine biologist.
    It looks like a mutant grouper to me.

  3. Malte Ebach
    June 14, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Looks like Howard*.

    *(One of the fish from Monty Python’s “The Meaning of Life” that was “being eaten”).

  4. DLC
    June 14, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Zarquon : They meant Paul Atrades.
    The father is of no importance.

  5. Tony Gill
    June 14, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    It’s an Asian sheepshead (Semicossyphus reticulatus), a type of NW Pacific wrasse (family Labridae).

  6. DLC
    June 14, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Tony Gill, thanks! here I thought it was some kind of bizarre mutant.

  7. June 16, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Thanks Tony for the identification – I probably should just have emailed you the photo!

  8. Jessica Joganic
    June 29, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Cool fish. Looks incredibly prehistoric!

    Are the Asian ones all born female and change sex if/when needed like the ones in California? Favorite part of marine biology camp in grade school! Well, close tie with kissing the sea cucumbers.

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