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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


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3 Comments

QuigCrew
QuigCrew 10 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 10 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 10 years ago

sea robin?

QuigCrew
Spotted by
QuigCrew

Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, USA

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

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