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Red Snapper

Lutjanus campechanus

 

Description: color pinkish red over entire body, whitish below; long triangular snout; anal fin sharply pointed; no dark lateral spot

 

Similar Fish: vermilion snapper, R. aurorubens

 

Where found: OFFSHORE on the continental shelf, more plentiful off the panhandle than in south or middle Florida.

 

Size: to 20 lbs.

 

*Florida Record: 46 lbs, 8 ozs.

 

Remarks: juveniles occur over sandy or mud bottoms and are often taken in shrimp trawls; adults may live more than 20 years, and attain 35 lbs or more; sexual maturity attained at age 2; spawns June to October; feeds on crustaceans and fish

 

* The Florida records quoted are from the Department of Environmental Protection's printed publication, Fishing Lines and are not necessarily the most current ones. The records are provided as only as a benchmark.

 

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