Ooooo what is it. Answer: bullrout or freshwater stone fish

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Ooooo what is it. Answer: bullrout or freshwater stone fish

#1 Post by It_was_this_big » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:05 pm

Hi guys and girls this was caught by a mate in the Brisbane river at fernvale near Wivenhoe. He asked me what it was and I said I have no idea. He says it's about 20cm long and the mouth is large enough to fit a 250ml red bull can. It isn't a cod or grunter the head shape and top fin make me think noxious fish and I can't find it on the net
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Re: Ooooo what is it

#2 Post by Leper » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:10 pm

Bullrout or freshwater stonefish! Be glad the spines didn't get you as they are highly poisonous!
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Re: Ooooo what is it

#3 Post by It_was_this_big » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:20 pm

A mate caught it this morning I told him the spines on the dorsal fin look like they could be poisonous as they stand out all the way from the front to the back like a defence mechanism

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Re: Ooooo what is it

#4 Post by It_was_this_big » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:27 pm

Thanks leper for the heads up as we swim there

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