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Mystery fish caught in Paraguay

Posted on Wednesday, 1 February, 2006 | Comment icon 21 comments


Image credit: Mike Cline
 
"There seems to be a run of mystery catches at the moment, and this one is no exception."

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Comment icon #12 Posted by RagePatriot on 2 February, 2006, 0:03
Do they taste good?
Comment icon #13 Posted by RamboIII on 2 February, 2006, 0:06
Theres bound to millions of creatures like that we dont even know about yet cause weve only discovered 5% of the ocean
Comment icon #14 Posted by snuffypuffer on 2 February, 2006, 3:01
Now, exactly why would they post a picture of a completely unrelated fish?
Comment icon #15 Posted by AutumnDragon on 2 February, 2006, 18:50
the eyes creep me out. & its poisonus
Comment icon #16 Posted by Doggirl3 on 2 February, 2006, 19:06
Interesting. It does look like a small lochness monster type of creature. And it is very cute looking but in a weird way. Are they studying this thing and see what it eats? Fish, snails, or whatever?
Comment icon #17 Posted by frogfish on 2 February, 2006, 21:48
The fish in the story sounds liek either a lungfish, catfish, or some kind of frogfish (yes, frogfish).
Comment icon #18 Posted by bubs_satansreject on 6 February, 2006, 19:44
i want to poke that fish with a stick and see how it walks.... if it can walk like a human, it will amuse me... weird looking tho
Comment icon #19 Posted by grendals_bane on 11 February, 2006, 7:41
Thats definatley a Longnose Chimera a cartiliginous fish.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Rykster on 11 February, 2006, 10:42
I've seen this photo before, but only now it dawns on me...it looks like a pterosaur (sp?) Interesting.
Comment icon #21 Posted by MarineBiology on 16 February, 2006, 4:50
I don't mean to sound like a downer on my first post, but some of this guesses are very uneducated. This creature sounds a lot like a Frogfish, Darter, Newt, Salamander or Tripod Fish. This fish is coming from a river/stream however so it would have to be a highly adapted type of Frogfish because they're from saltwater.


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