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"Ole' Fish" Queen Trigger Fish

Balistes vetula


the pic descibes itself :D


marine, reef


On a fishing afternoon, we caught several fishes (for dinner). but the beauty of this fish saved it from being cooked unto our plates that day! a species of concern identified here in Belize (IUCN - vulnerable), as it is fished for being a delicacy and attracting tourism. This specimen was kept for a while in the batch of fished dinner, but was then released back into the sea as we had enough smaller schoolmaster fish and Red Hind fish.

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Spotted on Oct 17, 2009
Submitted on Aug 25, 2011

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