Lane Snapper (Juvenile) (Lutjanus synagris)

Also known as Bream, Godbless, Lane Light Grunt, Mexican Snapper, Moonlight Grunt, Pot Snapper, Redfish, Red-tailed Snapper, Spot Snapper

Description

Also known as Bream, Godbless, Lane Light Grunt, Mexican Snapper, Moonlight Grunt, Pot Snapper, Redfish, Red-tailed Snapper, Spot Snapper.

Found singly or in large schools drifting during the day close to corals dispersing at night hunting for food in clear and murky waters over vegetated sandy areas of coral reefs.
They feed nocturnally on cephalopods, benthic crustaceans, small fish and benthic invertebrates.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 1-400m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean

Most Snappers live in moderate depths, however there are a few that live much deeper. Juveniles found on inshore reefs.
They are nocturnal predators that mainly feed on fish, but will eat crustaceans, gastropods and cephalopods.
Some smaller family members eat zooplankton. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/lutjanus-synagris.html

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Lane Snapper (Juvenile). Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Lane Snapper

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