Friday, July 21, 2006

Fish Friday: Photo Quiz

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Name this fish!

Update: 07/26/06 This is a freshwater drum, Aplodinotus grunniens. They are also called sheepshead, grunters, gaspergou and a few others. I have never eaten one these fish but I hear that some people do. I usually just let them go. Some consider them pests and throw them out when caught. One interesting thing about these fish is that they have marble-sized bony structures in their heads called otoliths that assist in balance. Sometimes people will collect these from larger fish as lucky charms. Most of the drum I catch are 1-4 pounds but they have been recorded at over 40 pounds.

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Blogger Henry said...

Hurry and get your answers in, I will be posting the answer soon.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Timmeh said...

Hello, This is actually a Saltwater Drum in the photo!

6:21 PM  
Blogger Henry said...

It was captured in a freshwater reservoir over 400 miles inland.

2:02 PM  

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