What are these fish?

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Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:56 pm

I caught a lot of these fish up at matauri bay. Anyone know exactly what they are? I got told there pig fish by a local boy up there and parrot fish by a fellow kayaker going past. I had a look at parrot fish online and they had a beak like mouth,these have sharp teeth. Anyway they were a pleasure coming out of the smoker.Image

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Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:06 pm

Nah - This is a pigfish.. :lol:
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But, yep - what you have there are Pigfish.
Not bad eating.

What your mate calls "Parrotfish" is probably Sandagers wrasse, which look very similar but have distinct banding.
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Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:11 am

As HLD says, it's a pig fish.

Here are a couple of links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_pigfish" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://australianmuseum.net.au/pigfish- ... nther-1862" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:48 pm

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:Nah - This is a pigfish.. :lol:

:D Far too much time on your hands.
Simple is as simple does.

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