plate is rectangular, almost as long as wide (Fig.
Seaton Sluice fished the Coquet, taking good-sized flounder, Martyn Pygal
with 10 for 10lb 4oz, including the longest at 40cm, while Adam Burns took ten for 9lb 1oz.
DIAGNOSIS: Free fib end of pleural I alternating between peripheral II and III; nuchal notch not very deep; neural row is completely reduced; metaneural single and wide; pygal
much wider than long.
The posterior side of the suprapygal forms a strong, somewhat swollen articular surface for the pygal
Posteriorly, the pygal
, suprapygal, and adjacent peripheral bones commonly disarticulate quickly, although patterns vary greatly from one shell to the next.
Devils Nest: four costal fragments, eight peripherals, one pygal
, one right and one left epiplastron, three entoplastra, one right hyoplastron, 14 plate fragments, one osteoderm, UNSM 56908, 56909.
plate shows the presence of a small posterior notch (Fig.
In search of sport, Seaton Sluice headed for Port Carlisle where there are plenty of flounder, Steve Davis taking 23 for 704cm, Martyn Pygal
19 for 597cm, and Tony Stanford 17 for 547cm as well as the longest, a specimen of 47cm.
Second was Marty Pygal
with 19 fish for 597cm and third was Tony Stanford with 17 fish for 547cm.
Cervical distinctly developed, visceral part larger than dorsal part; epiplastron strongly vaulted, with distinctly marked geoemydaloid gular bulge; gular furrows cutting entoplastron, humeropectoral furrows not; entoplastron 1,2 x broader than long, rhomb-like, anteriorly markedly pointed; anal notch obtuse-angled; pygal
geoemydaloid; neurals emydoidal and geoemydaloid; three (to maybe five) strong dorsal keels, no keel on bridge developed; bridge piers week, inguinal piers inserting into pleural I via peripherals II and III, peripherals III with distinct visceral moschus channel, all marginal furrows situated on peripherals; typical geoemydaloid structure of areols on carapace present, surface of carapace with coarse sculpture, partly with very deep furrows on the horn-scutes.
First was Marty Pygal
with 21lb 9oz, second Simon Todd with 19lb 8oz, third Micky Bell with 19lb 6oz and fourth was Davey Cruddas with 18lb 13oz.
took 23 good flatfish for 746cm, an average of 33cm, Micky Bell taking 20 for 565cm, and Chris Guthrie 16 for 538cm, including the longest, a very nice flounder of 41cm.