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Old 07-07-2008, 07:22 AM
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I caught this on July 5, in 140’ in Gulf of Mexico.

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Old 07-07-2008, 07:33 AM
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Stargazer? Sea Robin?
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:35 AM
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I don't know what that is, but I ain't touchin' it.
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:40 AM
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Some kind of sculpin relative. Possibly a Sea Raven.
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:43 AM
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Looks like a Toad fish.

did you touch it? if so did you get sea sick?

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Old 07-07-2008, 07:55 AM
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jtburf - 7/7/2008 7:43 AM

Looks like a Toad fish.

did you touch it? if so did you get sea sick?

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Toadfish is correct. No I did not get sick, as I avoided to touch it by all means.
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:10 AM
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Stonefish... deadly.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:20 AM
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I would not touch that thing...I would have just cut that line...Scorpionfish or Stonefish.
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:26 PM
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it looks like the mother of all oyster-toads
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:38 PM
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Skipjack/VA - 7/7/2008 10:10 AM

Stonefish... deadly.
Holy crap, he's right, they are dangerous!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonefish
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:29 AM
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It's a scorpion fish. They are quite common on reefs in the Atlantic and Gulf.
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It's a Sculpin ! Just another pretty face!

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davepen - 7/7/2008 6:38 PM

Skipjack/VA - 7/7/2008 10:10 AM

Stonefish... deadly.
Holy crap, he's right, they are dangerous!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonefish

"It is the most venomous known fish in the world."
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:50 AM
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It's definitely a Scorpionfish. See the scorpionfish in this picture I took down off Belize?



This one is easier to spot.

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Old 07-10-2008, 10:11 AM
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As a kid growing up in Rhode Island, we used to quahog with our bare feet in the Palmer River behind my house. We were all terrified of a fish that looked alot like Jay's Sculpin.

We called them Toegrinders, and legend had it that if one got ahold of your toe (or anything else) it would have to be cut off (the fish, not the toe).
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:51 AM
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In Texas Gulf we call it a dog fish
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:34 AM
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I'm pretty sure I married that fish's daughter.
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Originally Posted by JMOrlando View Post
In Texas Gulf we call it a dog fish
When I was a kid 40 years ago fishing the jetties in Corpus we caught lots of those things , and we also called them 'Dogfish'.



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Wow. I think I divorced her johnny
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[quote=Onewolf;1883583]It's definitely a Scorpionfish.

You are correct. Very bad to step on one off these. Head right to the ER!
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