Gary Waites' Big Fish

Here is a picture of a really big fish. There has been some discussion about whether underwater magnification affected our perception of its size. Here is proof that the fish was as big as our divemaster. The photographer thought he got the DM petting the fish, but he apparently retracted his hands. Rumor has it that the fish is of the Ling family, Bob Ling, that is. Bob spends almost as much time as this fish in Cozumel, and might know this guy personally. :-) ....Anyway, I called it "big and ugly". Any suggestions of a more scientific name would be appreciated.

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