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In re the contest, I cast my vote for Eurypharynx castrator.

Of course, seeing as how I'm the primary illustrator of the print edition MFN, I should probably be gettin' a free copy anyways ... guess if I win the contest, I just get extra copies?



Having used the internet extensively, and not claiming otherwise, I find that this is probably the fish the Indonesians call Ikan Lumek, which, since I know not their language, I will translate creatively as "Ugly-Ass Skankfish." Can't find a taxonomical name though, so if you want to disqualify my ass there's still a chance for the next guy.


Bombay Duck? I've seen this fish a lot in the Hong Kong fish markets.


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Good work Tre. You win. Bombay duck it is! Harpedon nehereus. Very common in Asia. Often caught in the Indian Ocean or the China Sea. Send me an e-mail w/ your snail mail and Ill send you a package.

PS: to the other creative answer contestants I am still waiting to hear from one more MFN operative...

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