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 Post subject: Fish Identification.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:13 pm 
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Hi Fella Anglers,

I was fishing once in North GOA and we caught a few fish which they called (BHANOSHI). I presume its a local (Konkani) name. Its blackish and grows not more than twice your palm size. "I mean thats the standard size we caught :)". Does any one know the actual / english name for this one please?

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Photo's ?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:33 pm 
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Hi,

Will try and upload today evening if possible.

Thanx - DeZZ


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 Post subject: IDENTIFY???
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HERE'S THE FISH I WAS REFERRING TO.

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This looks like a type of Rabbit Fish Siganus vermiculatus

Spines on most rabbit fish are toxic, need to be carefull when handling them.


Last edited by Bobby on Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:27 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Right on Bob .. it is a rabbit fish , we catch them of the jetty at Durg too


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Yup Bobby's correct, you really need to be careful when handling them.
BTW the fisher folks out here call it "Vade" and in konkani its called "Bhanshire"

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Madhur.


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Here she is on Fishbase!

http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/Species ... hp?id=4561


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Great. Spot on.. :) It is indeed the rabbit fish. Thanks Mate (Bobby).


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"They also have two distinct similarities to the animal, the rabbit, which have given this fish its name. One is the amazing mouth that slightly protrudes, baring its sharp teeth. These teeth are used for munching on dead coral branches and flora that is found on rocks. The fish’s feeding behavior is the second of the similarities to the rabbit. It is a continuing action that gives the appearance of constant munching. This is a fascinating family to observe as they move among the coral reef chewing off bits and pieces with their teeth. Another odd characteristic is the razor sharp fin rays that can inflict a painful cut; in fact, some species have poisonous glands along their spines, which immediately releases a toxic substance into the inflicted cut. This has made the rabbit fish less than popular among fishermen and divers."

--- a little write up from the net incase you wondered how the fish got its name.


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Beat me to it gentlemen.


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nice show


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dezz,

When did u go to Goa ???


Safi dude....safi !

The same fish that we see in thousands at the marina & are unable to catch.... :lol:

Yeah.....thats why I ask u to carry bread :twisted:


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The same fish that we see in thousands at the marina & are unable to catch....


Try very small hooks and float tackle baited with grean weed.

The best way of gathering the weed that I've seen is to use a wire brush on the rocks of a harbour wall or bridge stancheon at low tide. The brush gathers the weed very effectivly and it can be easilly removed with a nail and wrapped around the hook.


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 Post subject: Right said ..
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Hi Ken,

You are right we used 10 and 12 # hooks but we were not using floats. probably this time when I go will try your suggestions. But there are strong currents and that is what bothers me.

DeZZ


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They also take bread in some places..


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They also take bread in some places..


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teritex.
If your going to try a float, "trotting" is the way to go. This will present the bait in the most natural way possible in moving water and allow tou to cover a good bit of water in search of fish.
It does strike me that pretty much the same tactics as are used for mullet should also work for rabbit fish and there are some excelent tips and ideas contained in the mullet fishing articles on this page http://www.anglersnet.co.uk/Sea-Fishing ... dex.2.html


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Ken L wrote:
Beat me to it gentlemen.
:lol: :wink:


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That's a fine photograph for identification purposes. Have you thought about submitting it to Fishbase ?


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this one was cgt on my last trip 2 my native place..


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how am i suppose to submit it?


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From the fishbase home page:
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FishBase was assembled with the help of many partners and with the support of the European Commission and other sponsors. Contact us if you want to provide pictures, data or reprints. "


The word "pictures" is a hotlink on the web page that creates an e-mail template addressed to A.Atanacio@cgiar.org.

The photo that they use to identify this rabbit fish species isn't to bad but yours is better. Fome of Indian species the pictures that they use are appalling though and would really benefit from contributions of good quality photographs.


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