Snapper (mangrove snapper)
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 dark spot
on side underneath dorsal fin.
fish: Cubera snapper,
found: Juveniles inshore in tidal creeks, mangroves, and
grass beds; adults generally nearshore or offshore on coral
or rocky reefs.
Offshore catches common 8 to 10 pounds.
Spawns June through August; feeds on crustaceans and small