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    Anyone ever seen one of these?

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    Looks like it might related to a sea robin. It's not a cartilaginous fish cause of the rayed pectoral fins. Interesting.

    Does it have leg-like small fins under the pectoral area? Do you have any other photos?

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    Crescent Gunnel? Doesn't look quite right....

    http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/sp...ent_gunnel.pdf

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    Baesd on the partial picture of the dorsal and anal fins, it looks like it may be a type of eelpout. It would be easier to i.d. if I could see the entire lateral line and caudal fin. I will look into it further. At this point, maybe a wattled eelpout.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kardinal_84 View Post
    Crescent Gunnel? Doesn't look quite right....

    http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/sp...ent_gunnel.pdf
    I've caught hundreds of gunnels and *****lebacks for i.d. purposes, it's definitely not a gunnel.
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    Do you have a good picture showing the front of the dorsal fin flared out? Also, a picture of the tail section would be beneficial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGod View Post
    I've caught hundreds of gunnels and *****lebacks for i.d. purposes, it's definitely not a gunnel.
    Well ya don't have to swear at me! lol. just kidding. You can't say Stick? Haha. wait...it shows up here...hmm....your word start with a "P"?

    Does appear to be in the saltwater eelpout/blenny family. Now which one...
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Zoar...w=1280&bih=663

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kardinal_84 View Post
    Well ya don't have to swear at me! lol. just kidding. You can't say Stick? Haha. wait...it shows up here...hmm....your word start with a "P"?

    Does appear to be in the saltwater eelpout/blenny family. Now which one...
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Zoar...w=1280&bih=663
    Yeah, the politically correct computer will not let me type p r i c k l e b a c k
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kardinal_84 View Post
    Well ya don't have to swear at me! lol. just kidding. You can't say Stick? Haha. wait...it shows up here...hmm....your word start with a "P"?

    Does appear to be in the saltwater eelpout/blenny family. Now which one...
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Zoar...w=1280&bih=663
    I don't think it's a type of p r i c k l e b a c k due to it's size. The largest P.B. is the decorated warbonnet at 16.5 inches. The fish in the picture is much longer. If we could see the tail section of the fish in the picture it would help to weed out any P. backs. Wattled eelpouts (Zoarcidae) are very common statewide. I think this fish is definitely in the Zoarcidae family.
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    Very curious, nothing I'm familiar with. I'll show the pic around and get back.....
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    Kind of looks like a ratfish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halibut Chaser View Post
    Kind of looks like a ratfish.
    The anal and dorsal fins are much different on a chimaera.
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    How about an eelpout? .....or a tubesnout?....or maybe a midshipman?......darn used up my 3 guesses. Going with Eelpout.

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    Smart money is on eelpout. Now, what kind?
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    uhh.....blackbellied eelpout....don't make me speak Latin next.

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    Had some time to poke around my library, probably a wattled eelpout.
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    After looking up some of the suggestions, I'm going to go with wattled eelpout. My brother and I catch them in our personal use shrimp trawl. Most are much smaller than this one and are woven into the net (read: a complete pain-in-the-@ss to remove). This was a big one, so I figured I'd take a picture and see what you guys thought....

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