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ROBERTO REYES
03-13-2011, 06:04 PM
We dont see many of these here in our waters, this one had been shot before and survived, it was some 4 pounds, and it hard for me to identify it.
Does any of you what is is for sure?

Thanks in advance guys.

ROBERTO REYES
03-13-2011, 06:12 PM
It was taken in shallow waters

pernicia
03-13-2011, 06:25 PM
Maybe a black :confused:that tail is huge!

seadogger
03-13-2011, 09:38 PM
Looks kinda like a scamp without the broom tail ??

Kraken
03-13-2011, 09:52 PM
looks like a deformed black to me. Maybe the original shot messed him up enough to look a little different.

PrimeTime
03-13-2011, 11:01 PM
Its a juvi black!

slingnsteel
03-14-2011, 08:40 AM
With the black on the anal fins and tail sure looks like a blackie to me...

smilinmatt
03-14-2011, 09:36 AM
Maybe it's just the photos that make the proportions look off, but I'd guess that the old bite (or shot) caused it to grow a little deformed. Definitely looks like a black.

HungryMan
03-14-2011, 09:47 AM
Kinda looks like one of those were not allowed to shoot till April..

HANGTIME NC
03-14-2011, 09:57 AM
May.

kill em all
03-14-2011, 10:29 AM
I dont even think its a grouper. Its either a groupernoid or some type of cyborg.

Ryan J
03-14-2011, 10:54 AM
Def a Black!

itsjust.mark
03-14-2011, 11:24 AM
Kinda looks like one of those were not allowed to shoot till April..

Does that law apply in Puerto Rico?

smilinmatt
03-14-2011, 01:19 PM
Kinda looks like one of those were not allowed to shoot till April..

Good point. If you want a positive ID, don't fly it to Florida. :D

pernicia
03-14-2011, 02:58 PM
Good point. If you want a positive ID, don't fly it to Florida. :D


some FWC can't even tell the difference, so don't worry:lol:

ROBERTO REYES
03-14-2011, 03:39 PM
Ha,ha,ha, You guys are always a blast.

Well, it looked to me like a scamp at first,
but then I thought it was a black, so I decided
if I was thinking is because I did not know.

Our laws are not the same as yours,but we do have a
federal law, just like yours, it starts at 9 miles from the
island, I understand yours is 3 mile.

We cant fish for Jew fish (Goliath), nor Nassau, we dont have reds,
we dont have gags.


Looks like some of you guys are sure its a black, so
I will go along with it.

PrincessSlaya!
03-14-2011, 03:49 PM
Black Hybrid? Def looks like something will be shooting in APRIL! ;)

DiveGal
03-14-2011, 05:07 PM
:yup: What she said!