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Monkfish

Description:

My son found this slimy fat headed fish in his crab trap in the canal. About a foot long. Head about 3-4" across. Wide mouth full of teeth. What is this thing? Snakehead?

Habitat:

Canal



1 species ID suggestions

Monkfish / Headfish
Lophius Sp. Monkfish

3 Comments

QuigCrew
QuigCrew 2 years ago

That's it! Thank you...
And yes, it's still alive. From trap to bucket to dock for the photo...then flipped it back in the canal.

VianneyTedjamulia
VianneyTedjamulia 2 years ago

I think this is not snakehead. Snakehead is freshwater species.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snakehead_(...)

I think this one is monkfish (member of anglerfish)
Is it still alive?

auntnance123
auntnance123 2 years ago

sea robin?

Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, USA

Lat: 28.16, Long: -80.61

Spotted on Dec 9, 2011
Submitted on Dec 11, 2011

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