Mystery as Malaysian angler catches bizarre unknown fish

The bizarre and unidentified fish, which the fisherman's family have taken to calling 'Armour Fish'

A rare and mysterious fish has been caught in Malaysia, leaving locals baffled.

Forty-three year old Sapar Mansor from Permyjaya hooked the creature in the sea near the coastal village of Tudan. He told the Borneo Post: “This is the first time in my life that I have seen this type of fish.”

The creature has two tusk-like spikes near its mouth and measures over one foot in length. The fisherman’s family have taking to calling the creature an ‘Armour Fish’ due its sharp spines.

His wife added: “It is God’s gift and I and my family will keep the fish.”