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Mystery fish

Rare looking fish caught thrashing about in the eeb down at Scapa pier on the 31st of October ,can anybody identify what species it is ??

[See picture #24367- did you send that in Alan? - Steven]
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Picture added on 01 November 2010 at 14:31
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Ray's Bream ?
Anonymous comment added on 01 November 2010
I found out this fish is called a Rays Bream there has been a few recent sightings of this fish washing up around orkney
Added by Alan Pratt on 01 November 2010
Looks like a Ray's Bream. They do turn up occasionally at this time of year.
Added by Erik Manson on 01 November 2010
Sorry Steven,it was me who uploaded the other pic. Didn't realise my name didn't go in.
Added by Richard Gorn on 02 November 2010
Hi. This fish is a member of the sea bream family commonly found in the Mediterranean. Looks very similar to the Dorado or Gilthead Bream. Makes excellent eating when grilled. The Dorado is also reared in sea farms off Tunisia.
Added by Doug on 19 November 2010
Agree this is a Rays Bream. It's all in the tail.
Doug
Added by Doug on 19 November 2010
I found one of them on scapa beach aboot 1994
Added by Magnus Mowat on 16 October 2011
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