Lutjanus campechanus

English: Red Snapper, Snapper
Spanish: huachinango, pargo

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

Although the Red Snapper grows to about three feet in length, it is more common between 18 and 24 inches long, and it is found in the first 250 feet of the water column, over rocky bottoms, close to caves and crevices. The Red Snapper feeds on crabs, mollusks, octopuses, shrimp, and small fish.

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