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Here are all the resources for the 7 fish illustrations. I made notes where ever I had questions. For the Menhaden, do you want the Gulf Menhaden?

Species

Catfish, Blue

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Menhaden

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Southern Quahog Clam

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Grouper, Scamp

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Grouper, Snowy

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Shrimp, Royal Red

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Snapper, Yellowtail

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We want to redraw the blue catfish illustrations. Here are some reference materials for the same.

http://www.outdooralabama.com/blue-catfish

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/catfish/ictaluridae/bluecatfish.htm

http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/Fishing/Fish-ID-Gallery/BLUE-CATFISH

http://www.catfishedge.com/catfish-species-basics

coloration is usually slate blue on the back, shading to white on the belly

barbels (“whiskers”) around the mouth like all catfish

deeply forked tail, like the channel catfish, but can be distinguished by the straight-edged anal fin

 

Here's Jack's first version (150 dpi). Please look over and let me know if there are any changes. Note: the reference images looked kind of different from each other. Some tails were rounded, some spikey. Some fins dark, some light. Some greenish, some blueish.

Here's Jack's 2nd version (150dpi)


  For Menhaden, there are different types like Yellow Fin Menhaden, Gulf Menhaden etc. I am assuming we are doing Gulf Menhaden. Can you please clarify which reference material picture we should use.

We are talking Gulf menhaden (Brevoortia patronus) . Here are a ton of pics of the little guys—http://txmarspecies.tamug.edu/fishdetails.cfm?scinameID=Brevoortia%20patronus

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Southern quahogs 

Update about the Quahog image provided – We need to use the Southern quahogs from FishWatch.

Also I noticed he provided the quahog clam image from FishWatch, which is an "ocean quahog, Artica islandica"—this isn't the right one. Florida's quahogs are northern and southern quahogs (Mercenaria mercenaria and Mercenaria campechiensis). FishWatch does have an illustration for northern quahogs—http://www.fishwatch.gov/seafood_profiles/species/clams/species_pages/northern_quahog_clam_farmed.htm. Southern quahogs look pretty similar—http://z14.invisionfree.com/Conchologist_Forum/ar/t1915.htm. I imagine we could just use the northern quahog image. 

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  Can you please confirm the color of Scamp grouper (deep tan or chocolate brown) and the pattern for dots (large mass of dots or dots all over)

Scamp grouper is a light grey/brown with yellowing around the mouth. This pics show their dotted pattern pretty well—http://www.fishbase.org/Photos/PicturesSummary.php?resultPage=1&ID=1213&what=species

Here's Jack's first version (150 dpi). Please look over and let me know if there are any changes.

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Here's Jack's Updated image_150 dpi


Here's Jack's first version (150 dpi). Please look over and let me know if there are any changes.

First Round of comments HERE

Here's Jack's updated image 150dpi


Royal red shrimp – should the color be washed out or should it be the rich deep red

I would say more washed out than solid deep red—sort of a translucent red if that makes sense—http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/htmls/fish4553.htm and http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/htmls/expl8146.htm. See attached as well. 

 

Here's Jack's first version (150 dpi). Please look over and let me know if there are any changes.

First Round of comments HERE

Here's Jack's updated image 150dpi


Here's Jack's first version (150 dpi). Please look over and let me know if there are any changes.

First Round of comments HERE

First Round of comments HERE

Here's Jack's updated image 150dpi