- Olive gray color with a reddish hue, fading to a lighter belly
- Large red eye
- Edges of fins are red
- Dark spot present on lateral line
- Preopercle (cheek) with serrated spur
Similar Species: Lane snapper, L. synagris (has yellow stripes and a smaller eye)
Size: Up to 15 inches (3 pounds)
Prefer clear coastal waters, usually over reefs.
Feeds at night on small fishes and invertebrates.
State Record: This species is not currently eligible for a state record.
Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles