Japanese Fishy ID

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by mr trout, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. mr trout

    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    OK...so what sort of fish is this? I havent done too much looking into it, mainly because I am lazy. It was caught in Japan by some friends, who sent the picture to America for us to see. I believe it is an "Amago" (Oncorhynchus masou ishikawae) or perhaps "Yamato Iwana" (S. leucomaenis f. japonicus)


    Any other opinions?


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  2. troutingham

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    looks like unagi
     
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    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    Isnt that freshwater Eel??? Methinks so. at least it is at all the sushi joints I frequent...
     
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    Damn, would you guys quit talking about unagi! My mouth is starting to water!!!

    Cool looking fish whatever it is.
     
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    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    I just did a little more sluething, and based on where it was caught (I assume) it is most likely one of the Amago trout. I believe it was caught near Shinshiro Japan...
     
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    A dead one??
     
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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    Kyle Smith DBA BozoKlown406

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    Man, I love those wacky Eurasian trout species/subspecies/relatives: The lenoks, the yamame, the huchen, marble trout, taimen, arctic char, amagos. Crazy!
     
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    you know.. that's a really cool picture.. look at the clarity.. the focus is so sharp..What kind of camera was used?

    That fish looks... different.. are those scars on it? I'd say it's beautiful but he's holding kinda.. awkward and I'm so distracted by the awesome clarity of the photo LOL

    Coolkyle those fish a beautiful.. man I love looking at fish...
     
  11. Paul Huffman

    Paul Huffman Lagging economic indicator

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    Maybe a Miyabeiwana, Salvelinus malma miyabei, from Lake Shikaribetsu, Hokkaido.
     
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    sakuramasu New Member

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    You got it... it's an amago.

    Iwana are char (thus light spots on dark background), whereas amago and yamame are trout (dark spots on light background).

    I spent a fair amount of time fishing in Japan when I was over there teaching English and have to say that those Japanese trout and char are some of the most beautiful anywhere. Unfortunately, that picture doesn't really do them justice.
     
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    mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    I noticed that after I wrote that. That is a great way of telling apart the chars from trout.

    In regards to the camera, I have no idea, but I imagine it was one of those crazy small supermegapixel cameras from japan...who knows...
     
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    They all look pretty excited I wonder if that was the only fish caught all day, if so bummer but a cool looking fish anyway:thumb:
     
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    They're not scars, that's just the washed out color splotches you see when a dead fish lays on its side for awhile.