Name the Mystery Fish

Can you identify this mystery fish found on an old postcard?

Mystery Fish

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Is there a Cryptomundo reader out there that can help?

The men in the picture look like military servicemen. The surroundings look like this photograph was taken on a beach or island. The fish appears to be about six feet long (notice the yard or meter stick lying next to it). But where are the fins on this cryptid (or even a tail)? What is it?

Send in a comment if you know what this cryptid fish might be.

Added note: There is nothing on the back of this postcard, except it should be noted that the “Place Stamp Here” box is formed by the letters AZO, which according to the comments below date this card. All the AZO triangles are pointing upward, thus indicating a date for this postcard of 1904-18. It was contributed by a reader (Ms. Phyllis Mancz of Ohio) of Loren’s Cryptozoo News blog at Cryptomundo.

See also “Name the Mystery Fish Continued”.

Mystery Fish Enhanced

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2 Responses

  1. Loren Coleman
    Loren Coleman October 16, 2006 at 6:49 pm |

    Wow…114 comments at

    Name the Mystery Fish

    but whatever happened to that compiled list of ideas…

    it only reached 75?

  2. Loren Coleman
    Loren Coleman October 17, 2006 at 9:12 pm |

    If not a fish, then what? If not a real animal, then what? Have people seen this before? Does it haunt the psyche as something long remembered but now forgotten? The mystery continues…into over 350 comments through 2006.

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