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 Posted: Thu Nov 30th, 2017 11:37 pm
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Johan1241
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Hey guys,

Not really a fishing story as such, but hoping your wisdom can help me identify what fish this is...

It was found on the side of a dam small private dam, close to the waters edge. As far as I knew there was only bass in this dam and it certainly doesn't look like the shape of a bass head (to my untrained eye) The dam is up in the drakensberg area so its colder water that we have.

I don't know how to attach pictures properly so ill have to do one at a time;
The head is approx 20cm long from the back of the gill plate and 12cm wide,
Its eyes are 6cm apart from middle of each eye and set 4cm back from the mouth tip,
Its mouth is 5cm wide

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 Posted: Thu Nov 30th, 2017 11:39 pm
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Johan1241
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This is the mouth

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 Posted: Thu Nov 30th, 2017 11:40 pm
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Johan1241
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The eye width

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 Posted: Thu Nov 30th, 2017 11:41 pm
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Johan1241
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Head length

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 Posted: Thu Nov 30th, 2017 11:42 pm
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Johan1241
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Head width

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 Posted: Thu Nov 30th, 2017 11:44 pm
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Johan1241
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Eyes to mouth tip,

Hope you guys can help, just interested what ele might be in this dam _seal1_

Thanks
Johan

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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 03:11 am
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DocPhil
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WTF??

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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 09:50 am
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Geez that's weird . No idea what it is but I'd name it Fugly.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 10:18 am
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Best bet is to find a university with an ichthyology department and send it to them, please keep us in the loop

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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 10:46 am
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Limpopoking
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Send the pics to bioquery@iziko.org.za

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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 01:23 pm
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Definitely not any of the bass species,not any of the carp species,not a barbel,not an eel...cold water...
I'm stumped really.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 02:25 pm
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Crazy !!!

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 Posted: Mon Dec 11th, 2017 04:51 pm
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Hi All

My bet 99% a BASS.

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 Posted: Mon Dec 11th, 2017 05:28 pm
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lungfish skeleton:?

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