Blackfin Snapper


Family Lutjanidae, SNAPPERS
Lutjanus buccanella

Description: color generally red, with yellowish caudal, anal, and pelvic fins; distinctive and prominent dark comma-shaped blotch at the base of the pectoral fins, which gives the fish its common name; anal fin rounded; no black spot on side underneath dorsal fin.

Similar Fish: other snappers.

Where found: adults OFFSHORE near continental shelf.

Size: common to 20 inches, larger adults seeking deeper waters.

*Florida Record: n/a

Remarks: sometimes marketed as red snapper; feeds on smaller fishes.

* The Florida records quoted are from the Department of Environmental Protection's printed publication, Fishing Lines and are not necessarily the most current ones. The records are provided as only as a benchmark.

[Fish Identification] [Fishing in Indian River County]

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