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whats this fish?

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Feb 28, 2004
does anyone know what kind of fish this is? i remember seeing a fish of this kind but i couldnt remember what it was? any help would be appreciated


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Nice fish.
Its a cheilou amerikana (local greek not latin name). They go up to 3 kilos in your waters.
Hi all

in Portugal the name is "Margota" or "Balão de Santo Antonio" and they go up to 4,00kgs
It looks llike a small budiao (is that how it's spelled in Portuguese?). I can't remember how it is spelled.
yes Cingene, the right name is "bodião". there are in the portuguese coast a few diferente species of "bodião", with different colours and sizes. this one "margota " is the bigger of all "bodião" but is also the most rare. about the size, is difficult to say but it seems to be a very small fish, but maybe not...