Red Snapper
Red Snapper: Lutjanus campechanus

Appearance:
Color pinkish red over entire body, whitish below
Long triangular snout
Anal fin is sharply pointed
No dark lateral spot
Red eye

Habitat:
Juvenile red snapper occur over sandy or mud bottoms.

Behavior:
Red snapper feed on crustaceans and fish.

Additional Information
State Record: 46 lb 8 oz, caught near Destin

Sexual maturity is attained at age 2.

Fishing Tips and Facts: Snappers will take soft-bodied jigs, bucktails and spoons.

Adult red snapper may live more than 20 years and attain 35 pounds or more.
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