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I have found this photo in a local news page. The page claims that this fish is a new species that was found by a Malaysian fisherman. Is this true? or it is a known fish and it has a name already?

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Can you please add the link to the local news website? It looks like an April Fish ;) –  Remi.b Nov 10 '13 at 17:03
    
@Remi.b updated the question with the link. It is in Arabic anyway :) hope you can understand the language. You can use google translate if you don't. –  user3130 Nov 10 '13 at 17:07
    
BTW, Alarabiya.Net is a well known well trusted news source in the Middle East. –  user3130 Nov 10 '13 at 17:10
    
Found a similar article in an English website: muldersworld.com/photo.asp?id=7644 –  user3130 Nov 10 '13 at 17:17
    
There are tons of similar article on this fish. Here, here and here –  Remi.b Nov 10 '13 at 17:23

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The front part of the fish looks like part of the cranium of a fish. I'd bet that the tusks have been "made" by removing some bones in the middle.

Well, after having looked at the links given by Remi.b, it seems that it's not even necessary to remove bones. This is probably a Peristediidae.

You can find some images on fishbase

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