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    Default Is this a halibut ?

    Was at the Alaska Public Lands place. And saw this . They have it listed as a halibut. To me it looks more like a arrow tooth.


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    It's a hali. Taxi went a bit overboard on the teeth tho.

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    That's what made me think it was an arrow tooth


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    Halibut do have small teeth. They've torn me up pretty good on occasion when reaching in for a hook and they decide to chomp down. The gills have really torn me up too.

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    Arrowtooth's eye doesn't migrate all the way around… kinda gets stuck teetering just past the dorsal ridge.

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    Can't quite tell on the size but I believe arrowtooth only get to about 15 or 20 pounds. I caught my fair share of them last year as they took over my halibut hole.

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    I have caught hundreds o those when I chartered out of homer that is most definetly an arrow tooth flounder.

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    It would help to see the tail, but the head and especially the eyes are waaaay wrong for arrowtooth flounder. I admit the t-dermist got carried away with the teeth, but it's a halibut.

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    The corner of the mouth on Arrowtooth extends past the eye. It stops short of the eye on Halibut.
    Halibut usually aren't as toothy but I caught a small one in Ketchikan last fall that had teeth like an Arrowtooth but the corner of the mouth stopped where it should for a Halibut. I asked the crew at Cedar's Lodge if it was an Arrowtooth or a Halibut and they immediately stated "Halibut".

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