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Mystery fish caught in Paraguay

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news icon rThere seems to be a run of mystery catches at the moment, and this one is no exception. This translated article which has been doing the rounds recently covers the finding of a strange 'walking' fish caught in a stream in Paraguay.

"A group of Paraguayan fishermen had quite a surprise when they pulled two green fish out of the San Rafael stream in Asuncion's Zevallos Cue district. One of the specimens had hands and feet.

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capeo

Sounds like a lungfish of some kind. Not wholly uncommon.

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ShaunZero

That thing is kinda cute. ^_^

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DeathBringer

I swear I've seen this picture somewhere before. Is this a new story? :S

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adkchamp

looks like a pokemon to me...."Flapshark" water type

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oni1983

I saw the same pic in an email i received together with dozens of pics of other weird sea creatures, stating that the creatures were discovered after the Tsunami of the Indian Ocean

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capeo

The fish pictured is a Pacific Spookfish (or some very closely related fish) and has nothing to do with the article. I don't know why its pictured.

http://www.amonline.net.au/fishes/fishfact...h/rpacifica.htm

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ladygrim

it looks like when you see some loch ness pics it appears that sort of shape ...pretty odd if you ask me :|

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rane

hmmm can you purchase those?? HA!

i want a tank full, of course i would make it a comfortable environment

wow thats the craziest thing i have seen today! :wub:

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BurnSide

Yeah, i seen that pictured fish years ago.

However the fish in the article, that's pretty interesting.

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gothikchile13

I want to see a picture of the fish in the article. The one in the picture is something else, though :D

--Jon

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Harks

I do not know what they caught, but the photo is of a Longnose Chimaeras.

http://www.thejump.net/id/longnose-chimaera.htm

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AdNauseamSuiGeneris

Do they taste good?

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RamboIII

Theres bound to millions of creatures like that we dont even know about yet cause weve only discovered 5% of the ocean

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snuffypuffer

Now, exactly why would they post a picture of a completely unrelated fish?

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AutumnDragon

the eyes creep me out. & its poisonus

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Doggirl3

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?

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frogfish

The fish in the story sounds liek either a lungfish, catfish, or some kind of frogfish (yes, frogfish).

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bubs_satansreject

i want to poke that fish with a stick and see how it walks.... :P

if it can walk like a human, it will amuse me...

weird looking tho

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grendals_bane

Thats definatley a Longnose Chimera a cartiliginous fish.

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Rykster

I've seen this photo before, but only now it dawns on me...it looks like a pterosaur (sp?)

Interesting.

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MarineBiology

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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