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I have never seen a fish like this. Anyone have any idea what it is? My assumption is some sort of catfish.

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Looks like a walking catfish! I'm from central Fla and came across them time to time

 

Non-native species. 

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Is that saltwater or freshwater?

It's not a walking catfish.

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9 hours ago, NittyGrittyBoy said:

Did you even look at link? I can assure you it's a walking catfish.

The OP even assumes it is some sort of catfish. It would have helped if he photographed it at an angle where you see the barbels.

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I'm no expert on FL fishes but I can see why BASS302 would guess it as a spotted hake.  My first thought when I saw the picture was that, assuming it was saltwater, it looked an awful lot like a cusk that we catch in the ocean bottom fishing off shore in New England.  A quick search told me cusk don't inhabit the FL waters so that was out.  I can see it as a hake due to the appearance of the top fin being broken into 2 pieces and the apparent lack of barbels on the top of the nose.  This pic is from Delaware's  DFW page and it looks a lot like the OPs picture

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I agree it looks like a hake.

Walking catfish do not have scales.

And there is no barbels or spine on the pectoral fin.

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We need a better picture. But I completely agree it looks like a hake?

 

Being From south I've never seen one, but plenty of walking cats. I could be wrong!! Wouldn't be the first 

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@NittyGrittyBoy

The OP never told us where it was caught, but I agree, that's probably it.  I thought it was some sort of hake - didn't know there was a southern hake.  Thanks.  And thanks for the link to walking catfish - I did go to it and learned a lot about walking catfish.  There sure are a lot of strange fish in Florida. 

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