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#1 Minotaurus



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Posted 28 November 2004 - 11:01 AM

At my days in september 04 i met a fishermen at Aghia GHalini with a basket full with large fishes. I asked for the name, and he answered like "labuka". but with this name i could not found this one. someone here to translate this name ?
The fish looked like a small makrele.

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 01:19 PM

Mybook has Labraki as Bass but not Labuka:(

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 06:46 PM

Labouka is the arabian name of Kinigos, which means "hunter". Its scientific name is Coryphaena hippurus and its common name is "dolphin fish" and it is also known as dorado. It is a beautiful fish that comes close to the shore in October because it hunts needlefish, which moves close to the shore at that time as well.
In a Minoan fresco from Akrotiri in Santorini (Thera), you can see a fisherman holding enough such fish: www.explorecrete.com/travel/crete-fishing.html
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