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Here is some additional information about Snapper in Florida.


Gray Snapper Fishing Information


source: myfwc.com
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles


Descriptions: color dark brown or gray with reddish or orange spots in rows along the sides; dark horizontal band from snout through eye (young only); two conspicuous canine teeth at front of upper jaw; dorsal fins have dark or reddish borders; no spot on side underneath dorsal fin.

Similar fish: cubera snapper, L. cyanopterus.

Where found: juveniles INSHORE in tidal creeks, mangroves, and grass beds; adults generally NEARSHORE or OFFSHORE on coral or rocky reefs.

Size: offshore catches common to 10 pounds.

Remarks: spawns June through August; feeds on crustaceans and small fish.


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