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Old 06-13-2011, 10:44 AM
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I fished that same platform last year, and there are a lot of big mangroves. That looks like a Cubera, though. There are a lot caught right around there and a LOT bigger ones. If it does turn out to be a mangrove, though, holy chit and congrats!!,
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Originally Posted by Boater Ben View Post
looks like a Cubera,
Old 06-13-2011, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post
On second look, I think it may actually be a big dog. I don't see that distinctive blue line under the eye, though. Experts? Nice fish regardless...
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Mangroves are kinda funny in that sometimes they're grey/black and sometimes they have more of that copper color to them. They seem to have more color to the west. Although I agree that it looks like a cubera, sounds like this guy has caught many, many mangroves before. It if stands, that would be a hell of a fish. Fish of the year maybe?
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Link to a great ID post...
http://www.freedivingspearfishing.co...e-snapper.html
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Originally Posted by Pier#r View Post
Did you see the comment about the mangroves and cubera crossbreeding? This might be a mangera
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Guys, I just heard from a good source that the fish was identified as a dog snapper and not a mangrove.
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here's a cubera my brother shot last summer when we were in texas
we thought it was a mangrove and hauled ass in to get it weighed...

at least it ate good!
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Originally Posted by hthoang View Post
Did you see the comment about the mangroves and cubera crossbreeding? This might be a mangera
Lmao....hahahahahahaha...in spanish mangera meas hose..lol
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It's a nice catch either way!
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Nice fish!! Pretty sure its either a Dog or a Cubera though....
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I don't know. It sure doesn't have the teeth of a cubera or dog.
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Mangroves will cross breed with dogtooth and cubera snapper. There has been a many people who thought they had a record get there heart broken by the biologist.
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Kind of reminds me of the rumor that the #1 crappy/sacalait in the state might have been a small tripletail.
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Sure does look like a mix species to me, more towards mangroves then cubera.
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Fish Identification:

Cubera: http://www.rodnreel.com/gulffish/gul...view&FishID=62

Dog: http://www.rodnreel.com/gulffish/gul...iew&FishID=185

Mangrove: http://www.rodnreel.com/gulffish/gul...view&FishID=63

A good ichthyologist could give the answer in a matter of minutes if this is a pure-bred of any of the above.

I'm leaning to cross-bred.
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If you look at the bottom of the article there is an editors note that says it was later confirmed by a biologist that it was a dog snapper.
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Originally Posted by LBSpear26 View Post
If you look at the bottom of the article there is an editors note that says it was later confirmed by a biologist that it was a dog snapper.
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