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Is that rattail its last proverbial supper, or simply bycatch? Lampreys, rattails, tsssk...
 

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ob;81249 said:
Is that rattail its last proverbial supper, or simply bycatch? Lampreys, rattails, tsssk...
The rattail in question (there were 3) turns out to be Caelorinchus maurifasciatus, about which virtaully nothing is known. As far as I know, all that is known about this species is the original paper describing it. I'll be doing gut-content analysis on them later this week. There was also a barracudina in there as well. These fish were bycatch that just got caught up with the squid in the trawl net.
 

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Is it just me? Or does the first picture of the second post have a green tinge to it?
 

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Hmm I suppose it does have a greenish cast. Dunno why. Must be something greenish there...
 

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Giant Squid caught by Taiwanese fisherman

This story today 12-21 on Taiwan news paper Chinatime
of a giant squid captured. check it out.

http://photo.chinatimes.com/photofile/newsweb/today.htm

story translate:
GIANT SEA MONSTER
a 6 meters length giant squid appeared at
TongGoang fish market(東港). Visiting
kindergarten children all amazed with mouth their wide open.
For the whole day, Skiper Mr. HongJehShan and machanic
HongShihCheng were telling their story of fighting the
sea monster.

joe chow
 

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