Mahogany Snapper (Lutjanus mahogoni)

Also known as Lantern Jaw, Spot Snapper


Also known as Lantern Jaw, Spot Snapper.

Found singly or in large schools, during the day drifting in the shade of large corals heads and gorgonians, dispersing at night to hunt for food in clear shallow waters over rocky bottoms of coral reefs.
They feed on cephalopods, crustaceans and fish.
Length - 38cm
Depth - 0-100m
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:


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