ID help: Medusafish?

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ID help: Medusafish?

Post by derekcs » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:46 am

Last night at Redondo, I stumbled across an egg yolk jellyfish and found this little fish swimming in the tentacles. The fish was maybe 2 inches long. The translucence made me think it might be a juvenile. It doesn't really look like a younger version of the medusafish I found two years ago, but I understand there are multiple species. It was definitely not captured prey, though, and was using the jellyfish as shelter.

Can anyone help ID this?
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Re: ID help: Medusafish?

Post by ScubaJess » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:35 pm

Wow super cute!!!! What a great find!
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Re: ID help: Medusafish?

Post by ScubaJess » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:35 pm

Wow super cute!!!! :luv: What a great find! :partydance: :eric:
Live Long And Prosper!!!

Stay Warm underwater with the Weezle Extreme Plus undergarment! Please let me know if you would like to order one or have any questions. :luv: :partydance: :eric: :taco:

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Re: ID help: Medusafish?

Post by Cmjstealth » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:04 pm

Certainly looks like something in the cod family but what specifically I'm not sure; hopefully someone else weighs in. Can really young Walleye Pollock look like this?

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Re: ID help: Medusafish?

Post by derekcs » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:23 pm

Cmjstealth wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Certainly looks like something in the cod family but what specifically I'm not sure; hopefully someone else weighs in. Can really young Walleye Pollock look like this?
Greg Jensen said it's a juvenile pollock. I thought the shape looked familiar. Thanks Greg!
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Re: ID help: Medusafish?

Post by derekcs » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:23 pm

Cmjstealth wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Certainly looks like something in the cod family but what specifically I'm not sure; hopefully someone else weighs in. Can really young Walleye Pollock look like this?
Greg Jensen said it's a juvenile pollock. I thought the shape looked familiar. Thanks Greg!
All underwater photographs of mine are posted at http://www.dereksinger.com
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