- Color mainly red, fading to silver on lower sides and belly
- Dark crescent-shaped blotch at base of pectoral fins
- Anal fin rounded; fins yellowish-orange
- Eye is orange or bronze
Similar Species: Other snappers
Size: Up to 30 inches (30 pounds)
Coastal waters, with adults in deeper water and juveniles in shallower areas.
Diet mainly consists of fishes.
State Record: This species is not currently eligible for a state record.
Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles