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fish with legs

Discussion in 'Reef Tanks' started by otto13, Oct 10, 2002.

  1. otto13

    otto13 New Member

    Can anyone indentify this fish? It has six legs and walks around like a spider. It spreads its fins/wings when scared and glides to a new location. It has spikes on its head and a mouth like a duck. Otherwise, a nice fish.
    otto
  2. ryebread

    ryebread New Member

    Is it a clumpofmud fish?
  3. otto13

    otto13 New Member

    okay, the picture sucks. should i try to get a better one?
  4. otto13

    otto13 New Member

    this is as good as it gets in the picture department.
  5. ryebread

    ryebread New Member

    Hmmm....I am not sure. I was thinking some type of mudskipper but, I can't say what that thing is. It looks like a cross between and duck-billed platypuss and a mudskipper. I deam the creature...........Platyskip.
  6. reef fool

    reef fool New Member

    Looks like some sort of Dragonette.The legs have me baffled though. If there was a better pic maybe we can pinpoint it.
  7. otto13

    otto13 New Member

    I was castnetting for gorgonians, puffers and starfish near tybee island and ended up with this weirdo. I have a tank just for local caught stuff and he fit the bill.
  8. otto13

    otto13 New Member

    you asked for it. you got it. you can really see his legs in this one. he walks around more than swims.
  9. otto13

    otto13 New Member

  10. ajwaters

    ajwaters New Member

    the closet thing i could find was an oriental helmunt gurnard but the noses look different.
    :)
  11. reef fool

    reef fool New Member

    We catch a similar fish up here in the cold Atlantic waters called sea Robins. Nickname-747's. It looks alot like them. I don't know if they are down there though. I've caught them as far north as Maine.
  12. sterling

    sterling New Member

    YIKES, looks like the product of a nuclear waste site :eek:
  13. otto13

    otto13 New Member

  14. shadow678

    shadow678 New Member

    We get them down here in the Gulf of Mexico a lot, especially around S. Padre Island...
  15. fireeater

    fireeater New Member

    Isn't that also called a Dogfish?
    We have them here also and if so be careful of it. They are poisonous and sting you from the barbs on his head and back.
    Sure looks like one to me, ugly creatures that get rather large. I've seen them up to 2 feet, caught in a shrimp net.

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