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Bananas 2021 species hunt

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Boooo! Last year haddock and myself both had them on bait on spinning rods at Swanage. Bit of a suprise l must admit!
 

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28. Plaice, It dosent have the orange spots yet as still a baby,
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29, Reticulated Dragonet,
Had to look this up, it has 3 pre-opercular spines, (bottom pic) the other Dragonets have 4, also it had a black dorsal fin, which is a female, couldn't get the bugger to lift its fin and hold the camera and keep the fish still.
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Heres a thought look at the speckled back and the slightly odd fin arrangement..... is it possibly a sub species.
I bow to any ones superior knowledge but it does not look quite right to me???????
It's a juvenile, it's standard colouration, they lose the spots as they grow..

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Heres a thought look at the speckled back and the slightly odd fin arrangement.
To tell the truth, I never even noticed that, was just another pest fish, the spot he came from and lots of his mates, has a lot of weed and silt in it, bit of a nursery area, not sure if that adds to what Cap'nhaddock has shown in the book.

It's a juvenile, it's standard colouration, they lose the spots as they grow..
Cheers Cap, for the clarification (y)
 
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