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[Merged] Angler catches bizarre mystery fish

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An incredible catch, was made by a fisherman in Malesia, In the South Chinese sea next to the town of Sarawak. Fisherman Sapar Mansor went fishing with his friends and after two hours of sailing along ther river Miri to get to the South Chinese sea they started to fish, around 5 am. Two hours later, the fish was caught. The experts from the Office of Environmental Protection and Biodiversity at Sarawak are trying to figure out what it really is...

http://www.theborneopost.com/2013/11/06/angler-catches-bizarre-mystery-fish/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2488383/Is-terrifying-sea-creature-caught-Mystery-species-fearsome-tusk-like-spikes-spines-body-Borneo.html

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http://www.fishbase.org/summary/11665

Satyrichthys welchi (Herre, 1925)

Robust armoured-gurnard

As is typical in media hyped stories such as this, the mystery isn't really quite as mysterious as they want you to believe.

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Oh, nice. Could've figured they were exaggerating

Thanks for the info :yes:

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You have to admit though, that's one funky looking fish. I come from a family of fisherman and seen some weird stuff, but that's a new one.

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http://www.fishbase.org/summary/11665

Satyrichthys welchi (Herre, 1925)

Robust armoured-gurnard

As is typical in media hyped stories such as this, the mystery isn't really quite as mysterious as they want you to believe.

How did you find it so quick?

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How did you find it so quick?

I figured it out by the first comment in the comment section. :)

Peristedion cataphractum

Nibs

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A mystery fish with terrifying tusk-like spikes near its mouth and spines along its body has been caught off the coast of Borneo.

The discovery has baffled fisherman in the area and the authorities are also scrabbling to identify the foot-long species.

Locals have temporarily named it the Armour Fish, courtesy of its sharp spines on the top and bottom of its body, which gets progressively smaller towards the tail.

Angler Sapar Mansor, 43, from Taman Ceria, Permyjaya, caught the fish in the South China Sea near Tudan, Malaysia.

He told the Borneo Post: 'This is the first time in my life that I have seen this type of fish. I brought it home to my wife and informed her of the rare catch.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2488383/Is-terrifying-sea-creature-caught-Mystery-species-fearsome-tusk-like-spikes-spines-body-Borneo.html#ixzz2kSoM2Ecj

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