Schoolmaster (Juvenile) (Lutjanus apodus)

Also known as Dogtooth Snapper, Schoolmaster Snapper, Schooly


Also known as Dogtooth Snapper, Schoolmaster Snapper, Schooly.

Found in small to large schools, hovering above reefs, often in the shade of large corals, especially elkhorn corals, or gorgonians, in clear water, shallow, coastal coral reefs.
The feed on cephalopods, crustaceans, fish, and invertebrates.
Juveniles found over mud, sand, and in seagrass beds, of lagoons and mangroves.
Length - 46cm
Depth - 2-60m
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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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 Schoolmaster (Juvenile). Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!



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