Possible Threadfin

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Biodiversity_Guy
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Possible Threadfin

Post by Biodiversity_Guy » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:24 pm

I ran into this individual down about 120' at Sund Rock.

I have tentatively identified it as a Threadfin Sculpin. Thoughts?
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Scott G
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Re: Possible Threadfin

Post by Scott G » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:58 pm

looks like it to me. the two first dorsal rays look right. they have pretty big, solid, dark cirri which don't seem to be up in these shots. Great photo's and find!

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Dusty2
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Re: Possible Threadfin

Post by Dusty2 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:05 am

Nice find and photos! Always fun to find a rare one!

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