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Silk Snapper: Lutjanus vivanus

Appearance:

  • Back and upper sides pinkish red, shading to silvery sides with undulating yellow lines
  • Pectorals are pale yellow
  • Back edge of caudal fin is blackish
  • Anal fin pointed
  • No dark lateral spot

Habitat:

Silk snapper are common offshore over rocky ledges in very deep water. They are most common in south Florida.

Behavior:

Little is known about the behavior of the silk snapper.

Additional Information

State Record: This species is not currently eligible for a state record.


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



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