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Grey Snapper ? I think ?

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by NINETOE, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. NINETOE

    NINETOE New Member

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    So a friend wants me to fix his first fish he caught many years ago . He thinks its a grey snapper . it appears to be some sort of snapper , what is your thoughts ?

    I have looked all over to include here for a paint schedule for a grey snapper and not able to find one . Anyone here have one they might part with ? Thanks for any help .
     

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  2. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Looks like a Walmart snapper to me.
     

  3. looks like a hogfish also called "hog snapper" not sure exactly what species of hogfish since the paint looks off.
     
  4. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    The mouth is not of a snapper per say but more of what is called a hog nose snapper. Yet the colors don't match up to that either lol. http://www.mexfish.com/mexico/wp-content/uploads/F130-Gray-Snapper.jpg and yet this pic od a grey snapper and others don't look like that. Hmm not sure what it really was or it.
     
  5. duxdog

    duxdog Active Member

    Hog nose
     
  6. NINETOE

    NINETOE New Member

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    yep paint had to be removed with auto paint remover ! Cecil you got a paint schedule for a walmart snapper ? :)
     
  7. NINETOE

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    Anyone with a paint schedule ?
     
  8. http://keywestseafooddirect.com/wp-content/uploads/Key-West-Lobster-Stone-Crab-Hogfish.jpg

    Never saw a grey one, this is the ones I have always seen. The whole snoot is i cartlidge but can very easily be thinned and made into a great non bleeding mount.
     
  9. http://www.conservocean.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Screen-Shot-2015-03-03-at-8.31.38-AM.png

    I googled hog snapper and this picture came up. I think its mountable.
     
  10. Looks like a typical hogfish.....although the color is all wrong. Definitely not a grey snapper. Someone was confused......
     
  11. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    If it's a Walmart snapper it doesn't matter what it looks like as long as it's cheap!
     
  12. NINETOE

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    Ha Ha ! Thanks !
     
  13. I think John C is right, totally mountable! I wish I had more of those to mount, heck I'd even do a few for free!
     
  14. Lets clear things up. its not a snapper. its a white grunt.
     
  15. Unique Species

    Unique Species Member

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    Yep just a grunt
     
  16. Bryan Russell

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    Plain old everyday grunt. Why is everyone saying hogfish? does not even look close.
     
  17. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    I still say it looks like it came from Walmart. :)