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Topic: Dog tooth snapper  (Read 309 times)

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Riverwatcher LT

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The locals in Loreto BCS called this a Dog tooth snapper.  Anybody know its scientific name?
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Did you google it? Google search does wonders.


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(Lutjanus Jocu) Dog Tooth Snapper. But dont know if thats a dog tooth snapper?


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It's not a dog tooth snapper aka Pargo.

It's a Chino Mero aka Mexican Hawkfish

Excellent table fare.

According to this link they are calling it a
Giant Hawkfish, Cirrhitus rivulatus

https://www.mexican-fish.com/giant-hawkfish/

They remind me of a Mexican version of a cabbie.
Have shot a few while reef diving in Baja.
Beautiful fish  :smt007
« Last Edit: December 14, 2017, 05:20:21 PM by Cabeza de Martillo »
Pronounced in Spanish  ka·be·za de mar·t·yo
Translates to Hammerhead in English for my Gringo amigos.
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Some call it a Clown Hawkfish in Baja


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Thanks for all the replies!  I followed Cabeza de Martillo's link.  That's it!  Giant Hawkfish.  thanks again for the help, and yes, it was great table fare.  We sure landed an eclectic collection of fish in Loreto during the first week of December.
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