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TUNAVIC
09-28-2011, 09:12 PM
This is what one person said the fish could be,what do you think?Everyone else thinks its a BSB.
First couple of pics are mine,last one is a grouper from Florida.
The fish was caught yesterday tuesday 80ft depth.

Ifishtoolittle
09-29-2011, 02:19 AM
Doesn't seem like a BSB to me but rather some other kind of grouper.

smokehound
09-29-2011, 02:30 AM
Epinephelus niphobles

Tin Pangas
09-29-2011, 08:26 AM
I too, was worried that it was a juvi BSB but smokehound was spot on. Awesome rare catch. You are lucky to have caught it and taken pics.

marzocchi
09-29-2011, 09:01 AM
star-stud? The shrimpers down south sometimes have them with the shrimp they sell. They tell me it is a cabrilla :L

JapanRon
09-29-2011, 10:34 AM
Hi TUNAVIC,

Did someone say 'a picture is worth a thousand words'. :)

thanks,

JapanRon

Jig-Guy
09-29-2011, 11:56 AM
Neat looking Fish! I do not know what it is? Still cool!

vince
10-01-2011, 09:46 AM
Star-studded grouper. Based on scientific name provided above, here is the info on this fish. http://www.fishbase.org/summary/speciessummary.php?id=9594. Nice catch.

TUNAVIC
10-01-2011, 05:43 PM
Star-studded grouper. Based on scientific name provided above, here is the info on this fish. http://www.fishbase.org/summary/speciessummary.php?id=9594. Nice catch.
Yeah got that Thanks,actually a fellow poster,put me in contact with a Marine biologist who gave me some more info on the species,says there very rare even where there from,all the way to Peru and other locals.
Like they say, saltwater fishing you never know what your going to pull up!