I know there are a lot of species referred to as "red snapper", including yelloweye.
Here is my question. Yelloweye are a nice fish, we caught some nice ones last summer and in the past, AK and OR both. Their mouths (guts), eyes, etc. do not bulge even from really deep water it seems. Other "red snapper" will bulge out when being hauled from deep water. People often lump them together, when in my opinion, yelloweye are a much higher quality fish and you often catch them up to 30 pounds.
Here is an example:
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Neil Moomey in this case lumps the two types of fish as "yelloweye" and I think he is incorrect, but I don't really know.
Am I correct in these two species? I have tried some reseach, and though there are many sources that identify by physical characteristics, I can't find any that address the difference as far as bloating from deep water.
Maybe I'm just too bored with winter and ice fishing and stuff and can't think of anything else, but just hoping an expert might know this difference.