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A Palani trophy fish mount from Gray Taxidermy is handcrafted in the U.S. We combine over fifty years of experience and skilled craftsmanship to ensure that your custom trophy mount exceeds your expectations of what a perfect custom fish mount should look like.
Our skilled artists take pride in capturing the rich beauty and realism of nature that each unique marine species bring. A fish mount from Gray Taxidermy will capture and commemorate a memory of a life time. We are able to transform raw materials into the ultimate representation of an angler's most notable achievement.
Great attention to detail and true craftsmanship is our motto while we continue to serve customers around the world. Gray Taxidermy goes to great lengths to ensure the precise color and characteristics are resembled in your custom fish mount.
Before leaving our facility, each custom fish mount is thoroughly inspected to ensure our goal of 100% customer satisfaction.
If you want to complete your trophy wall with a unique action scene by adding baitfish along your mount, we have a variety of baitfish mounts to choose from.
- Available Sizes: Please call for info
- Details: Fired-Enamel Glass Eye
- Product Options: Wood Plaque, Custom Base, 360°
Scientific Name: Acanthurus dussumieri
Location & Habitat: The palani is a fish native to Hawai‘i. Its scientific name is acanthurus dussumieri, but it is most commonly known as the eye-stripe surgeonfish. These fish have colorful bodies with colors like black, blue, yellow, and white. The palani fish can grow to a length of about 45 centimeters. You can find this fish resting under ledges of about six or more meters. This type of fish is herbivorous
Description:These spines are very sharp and act as swords for protection. When sparring with competition, the Surgeonfish will try to sideswipe its rival. This mutual attempt at sideswiping appears as a circular dance to a snorkeler but in fact is quite the opposite! These fish are mostly herbivores. They have small mouths which are designed for scraping alae off rocks and coral. They are very colorful, and found mostly in shallow waters.
The Palani rests during the day usually under ledges. This Surgeonfish is distinctive for his yellow or bright white scalpel on the tail whereas all other Surgeonfish have black scalpels. He has a conspicuous yellow band over his eyes and a beautiful bright blue or dark blue tail speckled with black spots. Palani is a Hawaiian word meaning "stink" because of the strong odor this fish has when cooked.
Fish Molding Process
We have and continue to travel the world to make our one of a kind molds as they are a vital part in order to handcraft the most popular fish mounts on the market. Our patented molds are then used to create the various fish models from which we can reproduce the life-like fish trophy mounts.
We do not extend, shorten or modify an existing model to fulfill an order. Instead we use one of the over 10,000 models of various sizes and species available. And we can ofcourse customize the mount to fulfill your needs and we are confident that we can build your custom fish mount regardless of inch increment or fish species.
We build one fish at a time to match the length, girth, and all of the specific characteristics and details only YOUR FISH displays. [Complete Molding Process]