🇦🇺 Caught Sydney harbour by TandegerineDreamMachine
Caught Sydney harbour

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2 years ago by dazzling79
WHAT is that!!?? Never seen this before.
2 years ago by TandegerineDreamMachine
I’d like to know as well looks like a rock fish but they do t Live in Sydney harbour
2 years ago by itsaboat
Stonefish...Don't touch it. They have venomous spines that can and do kill humans.
2 years ago by Mark Totzke
I wouldn't take that one home, who knows what it would grow into.
2 years ago by TandegerineDreamMachine
I thought it was too cool in Sydney for stonefish? I am very aware of them and assumed it was and catch and release almost All my catch
2 years ago by itsaboat
Yeah, not a common catch for Port Jackson. They are native to the Indo-Pacific area - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-Pacific#/media/File:Indo-Pacific_biogeographic_region_map-en.png - Sydney is just close enough to have them as a fly-by-night drop in. Interesting fish...But very dangerous...If memory serves me well, most deaths and injuries happen up north with people treading on them in rock pools.
2 years ago by TandegerineDreamMachine
You wouldn’t say it is a scorpion fish variety have been doing a lot of research also see the side on pic I posted
2 years ago by TandegerineDreamMachine
You wouldn’t say it is a scorpion fish variety have been doing a lot of research also see the side on pic I posted
2 years ago by DanDMan
Australian Quarantine are aware of an issue where fish from international harbours are inadvertently taken into the ships via ballast and then inadvertently discharged into Australian Harbours when ballast is discharged this can lead to some very interesting fish catches in harbours. Perhaps this ugly dude arrived in Sydney harbour the same way?
11 months ago by JewCraze
I've eaten them before. Very tasty. Their spikes are real hard and can hurt, but I've cleaned, cooked, and eaten 2 before, many years ago, caught off the rocks in Collaroy.
11 months ago by Fishin addiction
Here in Nova Scotia we call them Sculpun or Cottidae. I've never hooked one but we often find them in our lobster traps. We cut them open, leaving them in our traps as bait. Ugly buggers and yes they do have spikes that can stick you when they puff up. Sometimes they will vibrate like cell phone pulses and you will hear a humming sound. I have been pricked by the little bastards a few times, it hurts for sure but it won't kill ya. The pain doesn't even come close to the pain of a Bay of Fundy lobster latching on to your finger. I had one get my thumb before and my fingernail turned blue for the whole winter...10-12 lbs it was. Good times. Anyway...Sculpins have many levels of ugly. They are all over the world, close to 300 varieties of this fish. That's my best guess. I can hardly wait for spring striper fishin...ice fishin is kinda boring. The only good thing about it is filling freezer with bait fish. Loads of smelts

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