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unknown ID

Post by divemaster08 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:41 am

couple of shots from Keystone. ID anyone please.

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Re: unknown ID

Post by Dusty2 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:50 am

They are both sculpins, The first is a buffalo and the second I'm pretty sure is juvenile Scaly head

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Re: unknown ID

Post by Scott G » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:25 pm

first one looks like a cabezon.

agree with the scalyhead ID,

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Re: unknown ID

Post by dphershman » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:08 pm

Scott G wrote:first one looks like a cabezon.

agree with the scalyhead ID,

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I don't see the tufts behind the eyes to indicate that the first sculpin would be a cabezon....... I think I'd go with the buffalo id as dusty2 said. I could be wrong though.

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Re: unknown ID

Post by Scott G » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:49 am

Yeah, I don't really know too well, i'm not a fish guy.

It just looked like a cabby to me, then i saw the skin flap on the top of its mouth and i thought that was diagnostic for a cabezon (i.e. to say no other sculpins have it)

also, i've been known to have been mistaken :)

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Re: unknown ID

Post by dwashbur » Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:49 am

My first thought was cabezon as well, mainly because the snout looks too pointed to be a buffalo. But I also didn't see any cirri, so I thought it could be the angle. Now, having looked much more closely, it appears that there actually are cirri behind the eyes, they're just lying down. And it does have that horn on the snout, so I think I have to cast my vote for cabezon.
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Re: unknown ID

Post by Greg Jensen » Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:25 pm

The nose flap is a good character for cabezon, and this guy's got one. They don't always have it sticking up though. The cirri behind the eyes are laying down but you can see them when you blow the picture up. It does look like a buffalo at first glance though.

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Re: unknown ID

Post by H20doctor » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:47 pm

Most Baby cabbies I see are bright Red... That one isn't ... At edmonds underwater Park Baby cabbies are very Unique and colorfull .. Nice pics
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