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#1 KimInNB


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Posted 08 March 2004 - 07:05 PM

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#2 AnthonyC



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Posted 08 March 2004 - 10:34 PM


The fish is what is known commonly as an "Old Wife" or scientifically "Enoplosus armatus". Very common species in our temperate waters over here, read more about it at http://www.amonline....sh/earmatus.htm

Good place to help with ID of our Australian fish species is the Aust. Museum site at http://www.amonline.net.au/fishes/

Hope this helps,

#3 Tonym


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Posted 10 March 2004 - 04:21 PM

In the Caribbean an "Old Wife" is commonly known as a "Queen Triggerfish", AKA Balistes vetula.

They are exceptionally good eating, usually served fried with a Creole sauce.

Fried Old Wife is one of my favorite Caribbean dishes. its best when served with a nice portion of Okra Fungi with some good home made hot sauce, no its not with Mushrooms, and a couple of Mount Gay and Tonics w/slice of lime. :)

Photos here, a very beautiful fish.

for a bunch of data regarding this beautiful fish

#4 pygmy_pipehorse


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Posted 29 March 2004 - 12:20 AM

Anthony C you old fart,
Fancy seeing your name appear here and not on DO. :shock:

All the best dude...


That's why it helps to know the scientific names of fish, even if most English speakers can't pronounce them for sh1t. :x

It avoids confusion. :)