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sheeton
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PostPosted: 2008.08.19(Tue)22:02    Post subject: hand fish Reply with quote

I know this sounds wierd, but I have been trying to identify a fish I bought about a week ago that kinda looks like the little hand fish. would you happen to know what family that might be from?
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PostPosted: 2008.10.19(Sun)15:19    Post subject: Re: hand fish Reply with quote

sheeton wrote:
I know this sounds wierd, but I have been trying to identify a fish I bought about a week ago that kinda looks like the little hand fish. would you happen to know what family that might be from?


Sheeton, sorry I missed your question... Handfishes are anglerfishes in the family Brachionichthyidae. Here's a link to more Anglers, and the second link is to another critter that likes to walk around on its "hands," the Leaf Scorpionfish:
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/anglerfishes.htm
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/taenionotus.htm
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