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What specie of fish is this?

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What type of fish is this?
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kinda weird that it did the header and all, but no pic
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   gaseous
Pinfish???
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Mangroove Snapper
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I think that may be a mangrove snapper. I've heard of people catching them inshore when the salinity is high.
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It's not a mangrove, have caught those before and definitely not a pinfish...tried to look it up last night on search engine and never could find it..it has a small mouth...not a snapper, that's for sure...anyone?
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pigfish
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Even a juvenile fish shouldn't have been caught this far inshore, but its the only one that even resembles the picture I found of it.

http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/fish/saltwater/porgy/red-porgy/
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I always thought that was a young mangrove and have caught them in the marsh around Grand Isle.
Should probably do a scientific test and write down some results. I'll get the grease hot in preparation for the test.
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That's right, it's a pig fish...glad someone knew and I looked it up. It is a edible, great tasting fish. I will be eating it this evening along with gafftop, speck, oyster toad and sheephead...I love a variety of fish...thanks for identifying my catch!
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Mangrove Snapper

Catch then a lot when I inshore fish in OB in the back of Perdio Pass. Very good eating white meat.
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You are actually going to eat an oyster fish?
Man, I hope I never get that hungry.
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   GADWALL
I concur that it is a Pigfish. Definitely not Mangrove snapper.
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Mangrove snapper that size are almost always going to have a stripe through the eye, And the spotted pattern is not that of a mangrove if you are at all familiar with them.

Looks like a pigfish!
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Ate oyster toad fish and it's good eating and yes, I only get down south once, maybe twice a year so I keep everything legal to eat, LOL...gafftop catfish, no hard heads though. I have eaten them before, they are alright. Oyster toad is better then hard head catfish to me anyway
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Its a Grunt. http://indian-river.fl.us/fishing/fish/grunwhit.html
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That is correct that it is a grunt. The pigfish is a member of the grunt family of which there are severeal members that are similar in body shape and size with minor differences in coloration. The pigfish asked about here has spots on its face while the fish normally referred to as simply a grunt has lines on its face. They are closely related.
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   maisweh
Im sure you didnt eat that oyster fish...you must have just pulled the fish fry off and ate that...
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It is a pig fish. I used to catch them all of the time as a marine bilogist for LDWF.
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Fried hard and ate that toad fish...it was good....aaaayyyyeeeee!
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ugrrrph i just threw up in my mouth
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