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 Post subject: Tumor Or What?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:42 pm 
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Back from a fishing trip and got this in a Rock Cod, with something funny in its throat. Perhaps it smoked too much. Anyone seen anything like this?

You can see the growth when the mouth is open as well, before the Autopsy.

What the hell is it, never come across it before? Any Doc's here who could tell what it looks like? Asif???

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Here's a closer look at the throat:

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And one from the inside:

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Not very pretty Fred...the pictures I have..

But serious guys, would like some feedback.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:48 pm 
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interesting post bobby,
i would like to know what that is too. what did the growths feel like? :roll:


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Hi Bobby,

Either a tumor caused by marine toxins or some parasitic growth.. whatever it is looks pretty bad.

If I am not wrong (as I Heard about your fishing on the west coast), this fish was caught at a place that is under pressure due to private harbor development .. could it also be because of exposure to heavy metals :?:

Bobby what lure is that..??


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This fish was not landed by me but by Newton one of the guys on the trip.

The Lure is an X-Rap deep diver by Rapala.

We did not cut open the growth and I did not feel it but will check with the guy who cut it up and advise.


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urgh!!


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Did someone eat the fish???? :(


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I did not take the fish but someone did, I reckon yes because all the fish were put into ice boxes, there were several Rock Cods of similar size so I am pretty sure it ended up in someones plate.


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Bobby,
before we even start, I'd like to know if you have seen such a 'growth' any other time in cod?
It seems to be bilateral and distributed evenly (from the pics).Could be a marine infection/infestation.
However, the industrial effluent and /or heavy metal theory propounded by Santosh may hold true (and scary)
Wish we had a nodule to check under a microscope...next time you see such a thing, suggest you send ONE such 'growth/nodule' to the nearest lab for microscopy? They should be able to give a broad, microscopic finding picture.
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Hi Bob

Those nodules look scary. Where did you hook these fish from? Can you give me the exact location.

I think one can get them tested at the Institute of Fisheries at Versova.They may be able to identify the growth.

I could make a trip down there.

Syd.


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Bobby wrote:
I am pretty sure it ended up in someones plate.


Jeez.... I am glad it wasnt you.


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if its battered and deep fried .. its good to eat. :D


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Hi Asif,

I have never seen this in another Cod or Grouper before. I wish I had taken a sample to have it tested.

I noticed the growth on both sides of the throat as well and that is why I pointed it out with arrows. It is kind of sickining to look at.

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Sydney's offer is definitely worth taking.
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Thanks guys but we will have to do it some other time as those nodules were sold to some gormet french restruant for a fortune. :lol: :lol:

I check with the guy who cleaned the fish, they were slightly spongy on the top but hard inside.

Sydney, if I ever come across anything unusual will get in touch with you, PM me your phone number so I have a record.


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