Quoted from vid1900:
Not sure what the scientific species name of the fish is.
Freshwater, jet black, deepwater, almost 2ft in length with gristle teeth
Locals absolutely do not eat them for fear of toxic flesh; same with freshwater dogfish - not eaten ever.[quoted image]
I believe that is a bowfin (amiable calva)
One recommendation: Try putting one on ice to slow the metabolism and then filet and beer batter right away…no grey, no mush, and no fishy taste…Seriously excellent to eat.209C653E-37F9-459C-B395-B8598DAD13A6 (resized).jpeg5a837c45d2497.image (1) (resized).jpg