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I'm no fish expert, but we caught a little fish that no one we know can seem to identify. We were fishing with shrimp Friday night at one of the rigs. It's similar to a pompano and isn't quite an anorexic mahi mahi, so I thought I'd post him here and see if any of you more avid fishers could help settle the argument!
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fish id
it appears to be a lookdown
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I know
It is a juvenile African pompano. We went through the same ID process this past weekend. Good eating supposedly.
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Not an African Pompano
That is 100% a lookdown. See them all the time.
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Oh Lawd
Uh-oh.....someone disagreed with motorboat. This could get ugly
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Maybe
If I'm wrong I'm wrong. This is an ap:
http://www.championbass.com/encyclopedia/african_pompano.html

This is look down

http://www.tarponjoesplace.com/Tarpon-Joe-s-Blog.html
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moon fish
yall are all wrong its a moon fish
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ID
It has some traits of both but hard to tell that it is either...
I'd have to lean African Pompano though
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Moon fish
This is a moon fish
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Not African pompano
An African pompano has an anal fin

Fish in question does not
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close
A couole are close but the fins are all wrong. Closest for sure is moon fish though
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y'all all wrong
what we have here is a fine specimen of a Greater Louisiana Choupic in the Chackbay variety. rarely seen offshore!!!
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Hard to tell
It would help if the fish were right-side up in the picture.
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It's obviously a....
Blue fin tuna
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African Pompano
This is an African pompano...
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bonephish
Actually, that is a juvenile African pompano because of the long rooster like fins.
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Swamper7 got it!
And the winner is Swamper7. That is unquestionably a Moonfish. Caught some on a trip some years back and had a biologist friend id them for me. Motorboat I wouldn't use those pictures you posted as good references for identifying strange fish. My niece can draw better than that ha ha. Check out the lateral line similarity, shape similarity, and the fins, but using a different picture than that posted by motorboat for that is not a good drawing at all. Even though a fish may be a juvenile, its fins and body are still the same shape etc as an adult only they are in proportion to their body size for most all fish. I am sure I will receive some scathing messages from motorboat now about how he thinks I am wrong.
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Motorboat
Yes my wife is holding an African pompano caught along the beach at Cabo San Lucas. The fish shown by jessc87 therefore can't be a juvenile African pompano. I think it's a large lookdown or moonfish.
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Hahaha
Take it easy motorboat ! Lol

I say it's a goldfish .....
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fish
So you're not sure what it is? I think I will post it. Good thing it is not a protected fish. Looks like some kind of fish. Throw it back...LOL Africa moon spade jack fish.
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not pompano
If you look, you'll see this fish doesn't have the long fins. They are short
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long fins
Yeah when I saw the pic first, I was on my mobile and the scratches on the ice chest looked like long fins of a juvenile AP. A full grown AP loses those long fins.

I now do not think it is an AP but either a lookdown or a moon fish. We are not dealing with the best angled photos for ID.
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haha
all this jibba jabba over what kind of fish it was every body skating around the real question,

DOES IT TASTE GOOD??????
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Haha!
Still a lookdown.
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