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Who's eye is this? number 2

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by Uncle Pug, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Uncle Pug

    Uncle Pug Swims with Orca ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Here is another picture with eyes in the eggs. This pic was taken last January in Port Hardy B.C.
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  2. Uncle Pug

    Uncle Pug Swims with Orca ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Here is a picture of the whole fish... also taken in Port Hardy.
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  3. gangrel441

    gangrel441 Divemaster Candidate

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    Didn't realize scorpionfish have eyes like that...what species?
     
  4. getwet2

    getwet2 Manta Ray

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    Hey that was fun can we play again?
     
  5. Uncle Pug

    Uncle Pug Swims with Orca ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Looks kinda like a scorpion fish, doesn't it! They are related. But it is a Red Irish Lord. Supposedly harmless and good eating though I would never take one. They have low resiliency according to the Fishbase summary with a minimum population doubling time more than 14 years!
    (Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus)
     
  6. dlndavid

    dlndavid 私は寿司およびアジア女性を食べるだScubaBoard Supporter

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    A fish eye view :D
     
  7. gangrel441

    gangrel441 Divemaster Candidate

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    I'm not quite the expert on the subject that I would like to be, but I would say those pectorals and the shape of that mouth may be a giveaway that they are related...never seen one, though. Where do you find them?
     
  8. Uncle Pug

    Uncle Pug Swims with Orca ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The Red Irish Lords are very docile and will allow you to approach very close to take pictures... even when guarding eggs!

    They supposedly range from Kamchatka, Russia, to Monterey Bay, California.
    They are in the same order as scorpoin fish.

    We see them right here in Puget Sound Washington regularly.
     
  9. justleesa

    justleesa Neither here nor there ScubaBoard Supporter

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  10. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

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    is it a water buffalo's eye?
     

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