Mutton Snapper (Lutjanus analis)

Also known as King Snapper, Mutton Fish, Pargo, Red Snapper, Virgin Snapper

Description

Also known as King Snapper, Mutton Fish, Pargo, Red Snapper, Virgin Snapper.

Found singly or in small schools drifting during the day over sandy areas and seagrass beds of clear water reefs around islands dispersing at night to hunt for food.
They feed on cephalopods, crustaceans, fish and gastropods.
Juveniles found over sandy bottoms with vegetation cover.
Length - 90cm
Depth - 25-95m
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-analis

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