Variety of Fish found here in the DR

frank12

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Over the years i've seen a lot of strange and colorful fish here on the island. Some of them are brought to the restaurants by local fishermen to sale. Others are caught by friends and acquaintances. Of these pictures here, the ones on Cabarete beach has been from local fishermen looking to sell, but the very colorful fish--including the eels--they have been caught by a father and son team from Austria--Peter & Gerald; we travel and race motorcycles around the island together and have shot many record setting, reckless, time-traveling Youtube videos together.

1. Moray Eel, caught near the POP airport.


2. Some kind of parrot fish, caught near the POP airport.


3. Moray Eel, near POP airport

4. Moray Eel, near POP



5. Some kind of rock fish or Scorpion Fish, but not really sure the true name, caught near POP airport


6. Rock fish or Scorpion Fish, near POP airport


7. Dorado


8. Barracuda


9. Barracuda


10. Yellow Tail Snapper or Slippery Dick? (the fish), i'm not sure. Near POP airport


11. Blue head Wrasse??, near puerto plata


12. Dorado, near Puerto Plata


13. Blue Striped Grunt?? Near POP airport.

Blue Striped Grunt?? near POP


15. Coney fish? or Red Hind?? near POP


16. Spotted Moray Eel, near POP


17. Clown Wrasse?? near POP


18. Flounder? or Sole? near POP


19. Flounder? or Sole? with Peter holding it near POP airport.


20. Some kind of hermit crab, near POP


Next 20 pictures coming later this morning. got to eat and run to work!

Frank
 
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frank12

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Ok, just a few more...

21. Hermit crabs near POP airport


22. Creole Wrasse?? Near POP airport


23. Some kind of Flounder or Sole?? near POP

24. Flounder?? near POP


25. Some kind of coral eating Parrot fish?? near POP


26. Blue Tang?? or a File Fish??I have no idea!! Near POP airport
 
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frank12

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Oh, what the heck...a few more.

I'm pretty sure that #26 is a Trunk Fish? Or maybe a...File Fish?

27. Family of Parrot fish?? Near POP


28. Some kind of Wrasse? Creole Wrasse?? Near POP


29. Nassau Grouper? Seargent Major?? No idea! Near POP


30. Coral eating Parrot Fish, near POP airport

 
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Great display of fish! They're almost too beautiful to eat. What a great aquarium they'd make.
 

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31. Redband Parrot fish


32. Blue Striped Grunt or French Grunt?


33. Red Hind, near POP


34. Squirrel Fish, near POP



35. Coney fish?


36. Red Hind, near POP


37. Some kind of Squirrel fish or cardinal fish, but not sure, near POP
 
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38. Emo? just kidding, no one knows what this is? caught near POP


39. Child's Toy? near POP


40. Spotted Moray Eel, near POP


41. Squirrel Fish, near POP


42. Longspine Squirrel Fish?? near POP airport




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all those pictures... pichardo, is that you? :)

and seriously, "slippery dick"? i am afraid to google images of that one... :)

my dad would love you so much. he really likes fish and cannot wait to come here one day and eat all those specimens. what i would like to do is to learn how to fillet those buggers. i cannot do it as well as professionals :( i leave too much meat on the bones and too much bones in the meat.
 

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all those pictures... pichardo, is that you? :)

and seriously, "slippery dick"? i am afraid to google images of that one... :)

my dad would love you so much. he really likes fish and cannot wait to come here one day and eat all those specimens. what i would like to do is to learn how to fillet those buggers. i cannot do it as well as professionals :( i leave too much meat on the bones and too much bones in the meat.
two of us one time caught over 275 mackerals. you learn how to fillet real fast......:D
 

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Frank, Mr. AE was an avid diver in DR for decades, we loved the photos. Here's his take on some of them.

#5. The spines on that fish are poisonous, don't step on one!

#10. He thinks that's an angelfish

#21. Dominicans call these bulgao. He was trying to buy a couple of dozen of these for 2 months during our last trip. We never did find any for sale anywhere, he wanted a locrio.

#23. Dominicans call these 'tapa culo' :)

#32. Dominicans call these Bandareta fish.

#34 & 41. These are called Candil. They eat lobster spines. He says if you see these fish in an area, there are lobster nearby. And if you see candil around, look out for eels because they eat the candil.
 

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Frank, Mr. AE was an avid diver in DR for decades, we loved the photos. Here's his take on some of them.

#5. The spines on that fish are poisonous, don't step on one!

#10. He thinks that's an angelfish

#21. Dominicans call these bulgao. He was trying to buy a couple of dozen of these for 2 months during our last trip. We never did find any for sale anywhere, he wanted a locrio.

#23. Dominicans call these 'tapa culo' :)

#32. Dominicans call these Bandareta fish.

#34 & 41. These are called Candil. They eat lobster spines. He says if you see these fish in an area, there are lobster nearby. And if you see candil around, look out for eels because they eat the candil.
Nice, thanks very much!!:classic:
 

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43. Barracuda on the left, Dorado on the right, Dominican species right in the middle.
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44. Yellow tail on the left? Half Dominican tail on the right, Canadian beluga whale on the far,far left.


45. Yellow tail??


46. Caribbean Snapper in the middle, Dominican Snapper on the far right. Half Dominican Snapper holding the Caribbean Snapper.


47. California Snapper on left.
 
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caribmike

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Go ahead (hope you have safe search activated though...) :):

https://www.google.com/search?q=fis...&biw=1920&bih=1014&sei=GxS6UPW5IpC89QTSpoHQCg

all those pictures... pichardo, is that you? :)

and seriously, "slippery dick"? i am afraid to google images of that one... :)

my dad would love you so much. he really likes fish and cannot wait to come here one day and eat all those specimens. what i would like to do is to learn how to fillet those buggers. i cannot do it as well as professionals :( i leave too much meat on the bones and too much bones in the meat.
 

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hey nice pics, but would be nicer to avoid killing the fish you dont know, or your not going to eat anyways, its actually a shame what you are doing, im a fisherman myself, i even do spearfishing, but i never kill what i cant eat !!, shame on you
 

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Beautiful pictures Frank.........makes me feel like taking up diving now just took look at this beautiful fish! Thanks for sharing!
 

frank12

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hey nice pics, but would be nicer to avoid killing the fish you dont know, or your not going to eat anyways, its actually a shame what you are doing, im a fisherman myself, i even do spearfishing, but i never kill what i cant eat !!, shame on you
I agree with you 100%!! but who said they were not being eaten? Everything has been eaten here--including the eels--or thrown back in the water--as in the case of the red fish which we could not identify.

I don't think you realize that we're talking about Dominicans and two Austrians here...we eat everything. This is not some family excursion from Montana coming down here with fishing polls and just catching things for the fun of it. I will eat anything you put in front of me that has been cooked--including grasshoppers, ants, cockroaches, cat, dog, and horsesh&%t if it's cooked properly. and that's no joke. Ask anyone at O'shay's if there is any fish i will not eat?

But again, i agree with you 100%. I never understood killing something just for the sake of killing.

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Ok, just a few more...

26. Blue Tang?? or a File Fish??I have no idea!! Near POP airport
I believe that is a cowfish, definitely some kind of trunkfish. Same family as pufferfish. It's called a cowfish because of the two "horns" on its head.

Parrotfish you can tell because they have a single plate bone along the body instead of an articulated spine. They are esp tasty. When I saw them in the Turks and Caicos, they were 20"-24" long on average.

Groupers can be hard to ID because they come in many different colors. I was taught to spot them by the way they move their pectoral fins alternately.
 
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43. Puerto Bahia, Samana. Puffer Fish?? Caught with a net already dead and floating in the Marina--the new beautiful Marina near Samana.


44. Puerto Bahia, Samana. I wish i explain how hard it was to pick this fish up...the spines were as sharp as razors!!


45. Puerto Bahia, Samana. It was so hard to pick this fish up. the spines were two inches long and razor sharp!


46. Puerto Bahia, Samana. Puffer fish or blow fish?? Pulled out of the water with a net.
 
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