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It seemed like a young fish. The body was long and thin, with black and white alternating stripes. The face was pointed.


The clear, warm waters of the San Blas archipelago on the Caribbean side of Panama.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Northern Pike
Esox lucius Northern pike

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Curator of Good
Curator of Good 9 years ago

I can't say I've heard of Pike that far south. Also, I was just a few steps from a large concentration of starfish, and also later swam in the same water - it was salty enough to sting my eyes.

VincentTeeuwen 9 years ago

They start as really small, but can grow to over a meter. Used to catch these fish a lot in my childhood. They are real strong predators. But don't know if there is a salt water variant. Do you know if it was brakish water?
It seems they live there as well.

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Panamá, Panama

Spotted on Oct 24, 2010
Submitted on Dec 5, 2011

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