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Fish Identification caught in Trinidad W.I | Category: Help

rush76 5 years ago

Need some help identifying this fish that I caught in my country Trinidad (Caribbean) a couple weeks ago. I have no clue what it is.

itsaboat 5 years ago

It looks like a sergeant baker or lizardfish.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
rodsrentals 5 years ago

Looks like a Flying Gurnard to me.

markt 5 years ago

Yeah I think it's a gurnard too.
Over here in New Zealand they are red.

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
itsaboat 5 years ago

That is the name...gurnard...This morning I could not for the life of think of it. So I settled for sergeant baker, which is a gurnard.

Fins are not the right size and shape for a flyer.

They are only red in NZ cos they are embarrassed about being there...haha. Here in Aust they are red with spots, cos it makes them go foster

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
AllFish 5 years ago

Yes Markt .... they are red in NZ AND they bark too ...AND grow to a good size too at least 4 Kilos the biggest I have caught To our Oz Mate 'itsaboat' yours might be spotty BUT do they "Bark" like our NZ ones do !!!!

itsaboat 5 years ago

I think you will find they grunt, not bark.

In fact many fish grunt. Some so much so that they get their name from grunting...

Obvious ones would be grunter, such as sooty grunter etc.

A less obvious fish named after it's habit to grunt would be the gurnard. It's name is derived from the French word gurnard, which means 'to grunt'....Actually it is not really derived is it? It is not a derivative of gurnard, it IS gurnard...meaning in English and Kiwi, 'to grunt'.

Not sure if ours sounds like yours. Cook one up and throw it on a plate with some chups and see what it sounds like

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
AllFish 5 years ago

Thanks 'itsaboat', Yes a 'Good ole Barbie on the 'Beech' on the 44 gallon drum top with Ya ' Feesh, Cheeps & a Tinny' is great fineesh to a days boating !!!!! Al.

Outback fisho 4 years ago

Flying gurnard very cool looking fish

chil'n them 4 years ago

Perrogrenard (I think this is how it is spelt) or fowl. I can be usually caught around rocky or coral developed areas. The flesh is like that of Grouper, all you need to do is remove its head as this area is mainly bone. Its good for baking, BBQ or broth.

Raymond Des. (Chil'n)