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Color pinkish red over entire body, whitish below; long triangular
snout; anal fin sharply pointed; no dark lateral spot.
Found offshore on the continental shelf, more plentiful off
the panhandle than in south or middle Florida. Juveniles occur
over sandy or mud bottoms and are often taken in shrimp trawls;
adults may live more than 20 years, and attain 35 pounds or
more; sexual maturity attained at age 2; spawns June to October;
feeds on crustaceans and fish.
Importance as a food source
red snapper is a popular game fish and is highly prized
table fare. Eight million pounds of this snapper are caught
in American waters each year. Most commercial fishing is done
with electric and hydraulic reels with anywhere from 2 to
40 hooks on each line. Ladyfish and squid are the two most
effective baits for catching the northern red snapper. They
are also caught with handlines, bottom longlines, and bottom
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snapper. Class: Actinopterygii. Order: Perciformes. They
commonly inhabits waters from 30' up to 200', but can be caught
as deep as 300' or more on occasion. They keep relatively
close to the bottom, and inhabit rocky bottom, ledges, ridges,
and artificial reefs, including offshore oil rigs and wrecks.
The body is very similar in shape to other snappers, such
as the mangrove snapper, mutton, lane and dog snaper. All
feature a sloped profile, medium-to-large scales, a spiny
dorsal fin, a laterally compressed body, and a caudal tail.
Red snappers have short, sharp, needle-like teeth, however
they lack the prominent upper teeth found on the mutton, dog,
and mangrove snappers. They are a prized food fish and are
caught commercially, as well as recreationally. Commercially,
they are caught on multi-hook gear with electric reels, as
gill netting has been banned in the Gulf of Mexico, where
most of the commercial harvest comes from.
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