Appearance: Color pinkish red over entire body, whitish below. Long triangular snout. Anal fin is sharply pointed. No dark lateral spot. Red eye.
Habitat: Juvenile red snapper occur over sandy or mud bottoms. Sexual maturity is attained at age 2.
Behavior: Red snapper feed on crustaceans and fish.
State Record: 46 lb 8 oz, caught near Destin.
Fishing Tips and Facts: Snappers will take soft-bodied jigs, bucktails and spoons.
Additional Information: Adult red snapper may live more than 20 years and attain 35 pounds or more.
Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles