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strange creature, any ideas?

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  1. andykpg

    andykpg DI New Member

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    We pulled up this weird thing when fishing off Sibulan and Dumaguete on monday. Have no idea what it is but the crew were going to eat it anyway.
    Does anybody have any ideas?

    Andy (sibulan).
     

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    bikerdave DI Senior Member

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    Its a horned box puffer fish not sure of the technical name
     
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    mrbee DI Member

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    And it's poison....best of luck!
     
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    bullfrog2014 DI New Member

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    yep that's a box fish alright Im sure he not very masarap at all
     
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    balustre DI Member

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    That is a cowfish, sometimes called a boxfish. Normally it is a foodfish with a delectable liver priced by fishermen. In some areas in the Pacific, they could be toxic due to ciguatera poisoning by feeding on toxic organisms.
     
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    andykpg DI New Member

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    Thornback cowfish (boxfish)

    Thanks for all the help. I can see an exact duplicate picture in Wikipedia, calling the blue spotted one a Thornback cowfish. Truly a comical thing to pull up. Was having a fishless day on one of Happy Freds fishing trips, until the crew pulled up a few tiny things including this beastie.
     
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    Rarity54f DI Forum Adept

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    Well, it looks like something I had eaten when I was a kid. It looks delicious.
     
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    cowfish...

    good as sinugba! yumm!!!
     
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