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  • Color silvery-pink to reddish with short, irregular pink and yellow lines on its sides
  • Diffuse black spot, about as large as the eye
  • The dorsal fin centered above the lateral line
  • The outer margin of caudal fin blackish


    Juvenile lane snapper are found inshore over grass beds or shallow reefs.  Adults are typically
    found offshore and are most common in south Florida.


    Lane snapper spawn from March through September.  They are sexually mature at 6 inches.  
    Lane snapper feed on the bottom, eating crustaceans, mollusks, and fish.

    State Record:
    6 lb 6 oz, caught near Pensacola

    Additional Information:
    Lane snapper are similar in appearence to  mutton snapper, L. analis. However, the anal fin is
    rounded in lane snapper and pointed in mutton.

    Snapper Saltwater Fishing Regulation

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission • Farris Bryant Building
    620 S. Meridian St. • Tallahassee, FL
    32399-1600 • (850) 488-4676

Lane Snapper: Lutjanus synagris
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