Silk Snapper


Family Lutjanidae, SNAPPERS
Lutjanus vivanus

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Description: back and upper sides pinkish red, shading to silvery sides with undulating yellow lines; pectorals pale yellow; back edge of caudal fin blackish; anal fin pointed; no dark lateral spot.

Similar Fish: red snapper, L. campechanus.

Where found: OFFSHORE over rocky ledges in very deep water; most common in south Florida.

Possession and Size Limits: 10 per person in snapper aggregate, no size limit.

Federal Recreational Season: None

Size: usually less than 5 pounds.

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