Family finds strange, black "walking" fish


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#2

The best way to keep a fish alive is to not catch it and keep it. Not against fishing, just saying duh…

Super cool fish, it would be neat if it turned out to be a new species.


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I’m not saying they’re close relatives - I really don’t know a darn thing about fish biology - but I can recommend looking at a gallery of handfish images for fun, and for comparison.


#4

That’s just a baby. They get bigger.


#5

Damn, you beat me to it by like 5 seconds.


#6

Wait. All black fish walking? All they needed to do was play this song and make it the most Metal Fish ever.


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They’re not far apart. Handfish and frogfish are both families in the anglerfish order, noted for having the first dorsal spine modified into a lure, but also with weird fins and shapes in general. You also hear a lot about the males fusing onto the females, but really that’s only in some of the deep-sea anglerfish, not ones like these.


#8

Let me know when bananafish shows up. It’s a perfect day for one.


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It could be an entirely different species.


#11

@awjt @renke oh you two…you are so silly! :slight_smile: :+1:


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#14

That looks like something straight off the pages of Junji Ito’s works.


#15

Fishy, fishy, fishy, fish. Went wherever I did goooo!


#16

The man who found it indicated it was in his bait - meaning he probably bought it along with a good number of other small trash fishes to hook on his lines. Someone else seined it up out of the sea.


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ah, didn’t catch that part. thx. it is quite a big bait fish, i wonder how big of a bait fish bucket he bought.


#18

I’m not sure what all the fuss is about in this “news”. There are possibly hundreds of different kinds of frogfish, in every possible colour. A lot of them are reef or bottom dwellers that use their leg-like fins to walk along the bottom and dig into the sand.


#20

And what do they taste like?


#21

Almost, but not quite, entirely unlike chicken?