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#1 Guest_stumpy041486_*

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 09:01 PM

Hey

Can anyone ID this fish for me?  I am thinking either Green Sunfish or Warmouth.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 09:28 PM

Warmouth.  Look at pattern, no white halo around the fish, red spot on opercle flap, and tooth patch on tongue.

#3 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 09:48 PM

View Postrjmtx, on 19 July 2009 - 09:28 PM, said:

Warmouth.  Look at pattern, no white halo around the fish, red spot on opercle flap, and tooth patch on tongue.
That's really impressive... I mean I thought it was a wormouth as well... but I was having a hard time seeing its tongue... you're really good  :cool2:

Edited by Michael Wolfe, 19 July 2009 - 09:48 PM.

Only their names and residence make one love fishes. I would know even the number of their fin-rays, and how many scales compose the lateral line. I am the wiser in respect to all knowledge, and the better qualified for all fortunes, for knowing that there is a minnow in the brook.
Henry David Thoreau, Excursions, 1863


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Posted 19 July 2009 - 10:23 PM

Thumb position and grip showed the resistance from the toothpatch.  I did some simple calculations to see that there, in fact, was a toothpatch.  You can also tell by the flexing of the muscles in his wrist and the tendon tension in the thumb.  X-ray specs help, too.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 11:05 PM

View Postrjmtx, on 19 July 2009 - 10:23 PM, said:

Thumb position and grip showed the resistance from the toothpatch.  I did some simple calculations to see that there, in fact, was a toothpatch.  You can also tell by the flexing of the muscles in his wrist and the tendon tension in the thumb.  X-ray specs help, too.
That's...incredible

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 08:04 AM

I'm in shock, for once it's not a green sunfish. But kudos to rjmtx for quick ID.




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