Yellowtail Snapper





    Appearance:
    back and upper sides olive to bluish with yellow spots; lower sides and belly with alternating
    narrow, longitudinal pink and yellow stripes; prominent midlateral yellow stripe begins at mouth
    and runs to tail, broadening as it passes the dorsal fins; caudal fin yellow and deeply forked; no
    dark lateral spot.

    Habitat:
    juveniles INSHORE on grassbeds and back reefs; adults NEARSHORE or OFFSHORE over sandy
    areas near reefs.

    Behavior:
    found mainly in tropical waters; spawns in midsummer; rarely exceeds 30 inches and 5 pounds in
    size; feeds on small fish and invertebrates.

    State Record:
    8 lb 9 oz, caught near Ft. Myers

    
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