Fish IDReef/Wreck

Blackfin Snapper

Description: Color generally red, with yellowish caudal, anal, and pelvic fins; distinctive and prominent dark comma-shaped blotch at the base of the pectoral fins, which gives the fish its common name; anal fin rounded; no black spot on side underneath dorsal fin.

Similar Fish: Other snappers.

Where Found: Adults offshore near continental shelf break.

Size: Common to 20 inches, larger individuals found in deeper waters.

Remarks: Sometimes marketed as red snapper; feeds on smaller fishes.