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This article contains information relating to a hoax. According to Cambridge dictionary a hoax is "a ​plan to ​deceive a ​large ​group of ​people; a ​trick."

The Ompax (ompax spatuloides) was a hoaxed fish from Australia, and was allegedly discovered around

Ompax spatuloides 1879

Contemporary drawing of the hoax "fish" Ompax spatuloides by Karl Theodor Staiger, director of the Brisbane Museum, Australia, drawn from the cooked fish, and sent to Francis de Laporte de Castelnau in 1879, who went on to give the "species" a scientific description.

August of 1872. It was described as having the Body of a Mullet, the tail

Ompax on a plate

Artist Interpretation

of an eel, and the bill of a Platypus. According to legend was first discovered when it was served to Karl Theodore Stagier, Australian naturalist and Museum Curator, For Breakfast. According to Stagier, the fish was caught and served to him by natives. Up to the 1930's the fish lived on as a joke among the fishing community of Gayndah Station, Queensland and could be found on Some Australian Fish lists.

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