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Anchored up on the liberty ship for a little while yesterday, and caught two species I have never seen. One strange looking fish my buddy called a "stonefish", but when I google stonefish it doesn't look the same. Another was a small shark with a really strange tiny mouth, maybe a dogfish?? I have never seen one in person, so I can't tell for sure.







 

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I have always called the first one a toad fish or sea robin...thats a bigger one than I have ever seen though. Usually 10 to 14 inches. Is that an atlantic sharpnose...did it have any small white dots on it?
 

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Top is the leopard toadfish. The shark is a species of dogfish, most likely the smooth dogfish.
 

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First one is an Oyster Toadfish or as we call them in Destin a mother-in-law fish because they are so ugly and ill tempered. They bite worse than any mother-in -law! The second is probably a Smooth Dogfish (it would help to see the second dorsal fin).
 

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THE FIRST FISH IS THE GULF TOADFISH <U>Opsanus</U> <U>beta.</U>

THE SHARK IS MOST LIKELY THE ATLANTIC SHARPNOSE <U>Rizoprionodon</U> <U>terraenovae</U>. ALTHOUGH A POSITIVE ID I IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT SEING THE CAUDAL FIN AND THE TEETH----JOHN

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