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    Appearance:

  • 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

    Habitat:

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

    Behavior:

    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

    Source:
    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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