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What am I?
by Bobber on 11/27/07 02:26 AM

I saw a few of these and can't figure out what the heck they are. Any suggestions?

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#257730 - 11/27/07 02:33 AM Re: What am I? [Re: SP Daily]  
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Naw, the thing fish on the left. that thing on the right kind of looks like a sea slug, but it was something hard.


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#257734 - 11/27/07 04:04 AM Re: What am I? [Re: Bobber]  
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on the right- gumboot chiton? don't know where the pic was taken.

no clue about the fishy lookin thing. maybe a stone fish of some sort??


do I have to get shots to go there? 8o)
#257735 - 11/27/07 04:08 AM Re: What am I? [Re: seaexplore]  
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Pic was taken under the pier at Caye Chapel. There were 2 of them in different spots a couple of days apart. I can't match them up with any frogfish, toadfish, scorpionfish or stone fish pics. Ugly porkers with an un-typical pointy snout for those fish.


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#257737 - 11/27/07 04:15 AM Re: What am I? [Re: Bobber]  
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It looks like a Batfish.

#257738 - 11/27/07 04:19 AM Re: What am I? [Re: Greg and Wednesday]  
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A Shortnose Batfish, to be exact. I looked it up in a fish ID book, and your picture looks exactly like the Shortnose Batfish.

#257757 - 11/27/07 01:41 PM Re: What am I? [Re: Greg and Wednesday]  
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"Shortnose Batfish"... sounds like something you'd call your mother-in-law! laugh


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#257762 - 11/27/07 03:07 PM Re: What am I? [Re: Nova]  
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Yup, got it, thanks.


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#257844 - 11/28/07 12:55 AM Re: What am I? [Re: Bobber]  
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did you see it sort of walking?? saw a pair of these at the Split on Caye Caulker, and they were hilarious to watch...


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#257857 - 11/28/07 02:59 AM Re: What am I? [Re: inkblot]  
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No, they just sat there.


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