Yellowtail Snapper: Ocyurus chrysurus
back and upper sides olive to bluish with yellow spots; lower sides
and belly with alternating narrow, longitudinal pink and yellow
stripes; prominent midlateral yellow stripe begins at mouth and
runs to tail, broadening as it passes the dorsal fins; caudal fin
yellow and deeply forked; no dark lateral spot.
juveniles INSHORE on grassbeds and back reefs; adults NEARSHORE or
OFFSHORE over sandy areas near reefs.
found mainly in tropical waters; spawns in midsummer; rarely
exceeds 30 inches and 5 pounds in size; feeds on small fish and
8 lb 9 oz, caught near Ft. Myers
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