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Offline perkhunter

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Albino ling
« on: Feb 21, 2019, 08:34 AM »


Fished with a buddy who caught this albino ling.  I believe he said the game and fish said that this is pretty rare...Maybe 1 in 200,000 to 250,000 ling?  Pretty cool!

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Re: Albino ling
« Reply #1 on: Feb 21, 2019, 09:02 AM »
Super cool! I bet that thing looked amazing in the water.
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Re: Albino ling
« Reply #2 on: Feb 21, 2019, 09:12 AM »
Very cool... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Albino ling
« Reply #3 on: Feb 21, 2019, 09:16 AM »
Wow.  I'm surprised that thing made it to adulthood.  Albinos in the wild usually get eaten......early!  Even many albino predators can not survive, as they rely on camouflage to hunt, in many cases.  Definitely cool.  Here in CT our state record channel cat was an albino.

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Re: Albino ling
« Reply #4 on: Feb 21, 2019, 09:21 AM »
That is really cool. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Albino ling
« Reply #5 on: Feb 21, 2019, 09:38 AM »
Wow.  I'm surprised that thing made it to adulthood.  Albinos in the wild usually get eaten......early!  Even many albino predators can not survive, as they rely on camouflage to hunt, in many cases.  Definitely cool.  Here in CT our state record channel cat was an albino.

That was my thought too, the thing was glowing all the way up to the hole.  How he was able to get anything to eat I'll never know, but he was in good shape!


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Re: Albino ling
« Reply #6 on: Feb 21, 2019, 01:24 PM »
Did it have red eyes?  From the other picture of it it looks like a black eye.  Albinos usually have red or pink eyes.  You think it might just be a skin pigment anomaly like a color phase bear or even a white moose or deer?  Did the G&F see the fish and say it was an albino?


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Re: Albino ling
« Reply #7 on: Feb 22, 2019, 05:34 PM »
Did it have red eyes?  From the other picture of it it looks like a black eye.  Albinos usually have red or pink eyes.  You think it might just be a skin pigment anomaly like a color phase bear or even a white moose or deer?  Did the G&F see the fish and say it was an albino?


I am with WYOBEAR on this one; if it did not have red or pink eyes it was not a true albino. 

Interesting fish, no doubt!

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Re: Albino ling
« Reply #8 on: Feb 23, 2019, 10:53 PM »
I am with WYOBEAR on this one; if it did not have red or pink eyes it was not a true albino. 

Interesting fish, no doubt!

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Yeah I'm not sure of the degree of albinism, I may be wrong but the fish biologist was the one who said it was albino after seeing the pic, he wound up giving it to a taxidermist who was going to enter it in some taxidermy exhibit or something.

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Re: Albino ling
« Reply #9 on: Feb 24, 2019, 08:06 AM »
Yeah I'm not sure of the degree of albinism, I may be wrong but the fish biologist was the one who said it was albino after seeing the pic, he wound up giving it to a taxidermist who was going to enter it in some taxidermy exhibit or something.
I would suggest that the biologist got it wrong.  I would further suggest that what you see here is a leucistic fish.
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Leucism: Condition in which all types of skin pigment are reduced due to defects in pigment cell differentiation with the normal result a partially (often referred to as 'pied' or 'piebald'), or more rarely, completely white animal. Differs from albinism, which is caused by a lack of melanin only, in several ways, with one of the most apparent being that albino animals typically have red eyes whereas leucism does not normally affect eye colour. Pronounced, and sometimes spelled, leukism.
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Re: Albino ling
« Reply #10 on: Feb 25, 2019, 04:23 PM »
Yeah I don't really care either way but it was pretty cool

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Re: Albino ling
« Reply #11 on: Feb 25, 2019, 04:35 PM »

Fished with a buddy who caught this albino ling.  I believe he said the game and fish said that this is pretty rare...Maybe 1 in 200,000 to 250,000 ling?  Pretty cool!
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