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Vermilion Snapper: Rhomboplites aurorubens

Appearance:

Also known as mingo or beeliner.

  • Rosy-red back, fading to a lighter belly
  • May have irregular yellow lines on sides below the lateral line
  • Large red eyes
  • Anal fin not sharply pointed
  • Rhomboid-like vomerine tooth patch 
  • No large canine teeth

Similar Species: Red snapper, L. campechanus (has pointed anal fin) 

Size: Up to 24 inches (6 pounds); common to 14 inches and under 2 pounds 

Habitat:

Offshore over structure.

Behavior:

Spawns April to September. Females mature at 3 to 4 years of age. Grows slowly.

Feeds on fishes, mollusks and small, swimming crustaceans.

 

 

Additional Information

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

Recreational Regulations


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



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