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Old 07 January 2009, 19:43   #1
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Identify this fish?

Brother found this fish washed up at Balmedie beach (NE Scotland), today, January 7th. He thought it was a pirannah, but I've had a quick google search and it's not the same. Looks fierce all the same. I'm sure it has small teeth, but I haven't seen it for myself. Picture taken with phone camera - so it's not great.

Toes for scale!!!



Also found this link - which was posted a month ago for a similar find in NE England. Think there's a link? Any marine biologists out there?

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question...7061207AAc2VQ5
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Old 07 January 2009, 20:21   #2
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I reckon after a quick google, it's a Ray's Bream.

http://www.worldseafishing.com/forum...ad.php?t=88401
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Kind of looks like it comes from the John Dory Family.
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Looks like Chopper beat me to it
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Yes! You best give it back to Ray then
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Yes! You best give it back to Ray then
Bet he doesn't want it now - it smells
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Spoke to my brother this morning, he thinks it's a Ray's Bream too (Brama brama). Apparently a southern European fish, and less common in northern waters. I found reports of them up and down the coast.
http://www.glaucus.org.uk/Bramabrama.htm

He found it stranded in the shallows of a sand-bar after the tide had retreated (still alive).

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He's having it for his tea!!!
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And so he should Now prey tell how he cooked it after he found it, I'm always interested in new ways to cook lovely fish YOu know its good for you people
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That's my cousin - put him back!!!
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You never said your family look like gaRfiE's henchmen!
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