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Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by fox hunter, Aug 2, 2019.
can anyone id this fish for me please.
Looks like an ancient poorly done largemouth bass. But if it's in England I would assume it's a saltwater fish that looks similar to a largemouth bass morphologically as in a grouper?
Thanks Cecil for the reply, ive had other people say largemouth Bass, id say it would have weighed 15-20lbs if whole, the pic dont do it justice as its huge, its for sale in a local auction house will see if i get it tomorrow on sale day.
Could it be a Cod?
That thing will give small children nightmares whatever it is!
Could that be a burbot ?
No - ha!
I don't think it's a Cod either.
I think Cecil is on the right track with either a LM Bass or Grouper. I'm leaning towards the latter looking at the amount of grease bleed. There's so many saltwater fish it could be though!
I don't think this is a bass. But all can chime in a bass bottom jaw extended pass it's eye this look as the bottom jaw stops in front of its eye. What option ?
Who knows what it is as it's a terrible mount which could have been bastardized by the original taxidermist. As far as the mandible goes. It appears to me that it is long and large enough to extend to the back of the eye if the mouth were closed. Mouth open changes everything...
Absolutely not a cod as I have caught plenty of them. Looks to be some type of grouper but it is badly dried out and no way to know what the actual color was. Does the label on it say anything? Have to love auction house stuff. Just bought an absolutely AWFUL polar bear rug. I'm going to keep the claws off of it and sell off the rest of the hide in pieces for fly tying. Polar bear fur for certain flies is a must have.
Looks like the cod we used to catch out of whales England
By the teeth and mandible