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Red Grouper Fish Mounts - You can easily order through this website or call us if you prefer. GFM individually handcrafts each defined and detailed fish replica by hand, one-at-a-time. Every fish reproduction is perfectly airbrushed to resemble each species' most noticeable and distinct color patterns.
By combining the best prices, unmatched quality while supporting and promoting the practice of catch-and-release fishing, Global Fish Mounts continues to be the go-to company for all Freshwater and Saltwater fish mounts. We offer most sizes and species of any fish, including the Red Grouper seen here.
Variety of Sizes Available: Global Fish Mounts offers mounts of Red Grouper in a wide variety of different sizes. The models and sizes displayed on this page represent recently produced mounts. As we continuously add more sizes to our product list, and if you do not see the size you are looking for, or simply need more details about the process, please contact us by calling 954-942.1417 or Email: email@example.com.
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Common names for this species include red grouper, brown grouper, hamlet, and deer grouper. The distribution range of the red grouper is limited to the western Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina (US) south to southern Brazil including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. It is occasionally sighted in waters as far north as Massachusetts (US). This non-migratory fish is associated primarily with muddy and rocky bottom habitats at depths of 16-1,083 feet and they are often seen resting on the bottom substrate. Juvenile red groupers reside in seagrass beds in shallower waters until they reach larger sizes when they move out to rocky bottom and reef habitats.
The red grouper is a robust fish of moderate size. It has large eyes and the differ in size, with the anterior pair slightly smaller then the posterior pair. The pelvic fins are shorter than the pectoral fins. The pelvic fins are inserted posterior to the pectoral fins on the body. Red grouper have scales and thick skin located at the base of the soft dorsal and anal fins. The caudal fin is truncate and the caudal peduncle lacks a saddle.
Sometimes confused with other members within the genus Epinephelus, the red grouper can be distinguished by the large size of its dorsal fin and the absence of a notch on the interspinous membrane. In particular, this grouper's pectoral fins being longer than the pelvic fins distinguishes it from the Warsaw grouper, the yellow-edged grouper, and the misty grouper. Also, their pectoral fins are inserted posterior to the pelvic fins in contrast to the red grouper whose pelvic fins are inserted posterior to the pectoral fins.
The head and the body of the red grouper are dark reddish brown in color fading to a pink or reddish color on the lateral sides and ventral side. Light colored blotches and spots may be seen scattered on the body and small black dots may be present around the eyes. The anal, dorsal, and caudal fins have dark margins. When the fish is resting, the coloration becomes more banded in appearance, resembling the Nassau grouper. Groupers have several sets of strong, slender teeth that act as raspers. These teeth are not used to tear flesh as with the barracudas and sharks, but rather to prevent small fish from escaping. The red grouper reaches a maximum reported total length of 4 feet and a maximum reported weight of 51 pounds. Females reach sexual maturity at 4-6 years of age while males are considered reproductively significant at 10 years of age and older. Red groupers are believed to have a lifespan of approximately 25-30 years.
Whether you choose to supply your own photos or not, the same care and attention to detail will be given in crafting and painting your mount. Unmatched attention to detail, high quality materials and only the best equipment in the hands of world-class artists using advanced techniques equals a finished product found nowhere else.