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Fish made captain lose head (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

kipper

Here is my best explanation:

'fish' is the definition.
(type of fish)

'captain lose head' is the wordplay.
'captain' becomes 'skipper' ('skipper' can be a synonym of 'captain').
'lose head' means to remove the first letter.
'skipper' with its initial letter taken off is 'KIPPER'.

'made' is the link.

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