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larajw2003
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Help identify this aquatic species

Post by larajw2003 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:15 am

While fishing in shallow freshwater inland stream in central VA, I came upon a strange aquatic creature. It was about 6 inches long by 1 in wide, looked like an unformed fish. It was albino-white, rubbery, had a slit along its belly, and two short pointy undeveloped fins or feet. Looked like it had an undeveloped fish head. Face looked like it had a small pointy mouth at very tip. It was floating dead in the water. What was this?!

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Post by MichaelXY » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:38 am

umm, A dead fish?
Got a picture?

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Post by AstusAleator » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:55 pm

When anything has been dead in the water for a while, it will appear malformed and rubbery. Maybe the oddity of your find is just due to the amount of time it was dead.
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