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Fish of the Week - Dog Snapper
Color brown with a bronze tinge, lighter on sides.
Canine teeth very sharp, one pair notably enlarged, visible even when mouth is closed.
In adults, pale triangle and a light blue interrupted line below the eye.
No dark spot on body underneath dorsal fin.
Similar Fish: Schoolmaster, L. apodus, other snappers.
Size: To 30 pounds (36 inches).
Habitat: Large adults offshore over coral and rocky reefs; juveniles associated with estuaries.
Notes: Spawns from spring through fall; known as a night feeder, taking fishes, mollusks and crustaceans.
Art © Diane Rome Peebles
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