Jun 19, 2009

Biologists Demand Answers

I have no idea if this fish was actually found in Utah or if biologists are actually trying to identify it. I don't know how large it is or how dessicated its corpse is. But I am curious to know what it is. Too often these images are floated about the web like so much flotsam, with no ID ever being arrived at. I know you'll do better.

Thanks for the photos, Jelo.

6 comments:

jenjen said...

Flattened dried out walleye? They've been introduced at Utah Lake according to the source of all knowledge Wikipedia.

Scott said...

It looks to be a rather un-happy (somewhat) flattened florda or alligator gar. The nasty buggers get over 6 feet long

It looks alot like the lovely fellows in the pictures in the links.(the fish ,not the men)

http://depredators.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/alligator-gar.jpg

http://www.backwaterbowfishing.com/myweb/Texas%20May%202006%20075.jpg

Ree said...

Oooo. looks like a crocodile fish thing.

Mr. said...

Looks similiar to the snakehead fish in a slightly earlier post, defleshed some. And meaner looking...

Ellen said...

I don't know what it is, but if I caught that thing I would cut bait and run....

EnemyInfantry said...

I think it looks more like some photoshopped a picture of an alligator so it looked like that, and then made a phony news report about it.
Or something.