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    1. ganglyangler

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      Date: 8-28-08
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    Peter Pancho
    man those fish are ugly! No wonder fly clousers only last a couple bites by those, look at those front and rear teeth!
    #1 8-28-08 11:42pm

    mountie83
    Uglier than a shitsack full of assholes......
    #2 8-29-08 6:27am

    Nick Riggs

    I've been known to fish from time to time...
    One of the coolest looking fish, IMO. Great shot.
    #3 8-29-08 6:29am

    Corey Kruitbosch
    Awesome shot! That is one cool creepy fish!
    #4 8-29-08 2:21pm

    barbless

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    Gollum.
    #5 8-30-08 3:22am

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    looks angry
    #6 11-11-08 7:08am

    Justadd Water

    What the heck is it?

    #7 4-4-14 5:38am

    Justadd Water

    What is it?

    #8 4-4-14 5:38am

    cabezon

    Sculpin Enterprises

    That is a plainfin midshipman, Porichthys notatus.  They are primarily midwater fish but they breed in the intertidal and nearshore subtidal in the summer.  Males guard a hole in which the females lay large eggs.  The males guard the egg until they hatch.  Males can thrum their swimbladder to attract females.  This has led people who live on houseboats (for example, in San Francisco bay, to complain to the authorities that some type of construction is going on.  They are called midshipmen because they have a double line of light organs along the belly.  The light organs provide light that matches the light coming from above;  this camouflages the fish.  However, our fish do not glow (though they have the structure) because our area lacks an ostracod (marine crustacean) that actually makes the substrate that creates light.  You can read more about this very interesting fish here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porichthys_notatus.


    Steve

    #9 9-27-14 2:58am


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