Silk Snapper: Lutjanus vivanus
- 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
Silk snapper are common offshore over rocky ledges in very deep water. They are most common in south Florida.
Little is known about the behavior of the silk snapper.
State Record: This species is not currently eligible for a state record.
Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles