Mahogany Snapper
Scientific name: Lutjanus mahogoni

Appearance:
The mahogany snapper is grayish olive with a reddish tint. A dark blotch about the size of the eye is located below the dorsal fin. This fish has a deep body with large eyes and a pointed snout. Its lower jaw projects beyond its upper jaw. Its large eyes and caudal fins are bright red in color. It has a rounded anal fin, more than usual in snappers. Like in other lutjanid fish, it has a bi-lobed dorsal fin and long pectoral fins.

Habitat:
Mahogany snapper live nearshore or offshore over rocky bottoms and coral reefs. They often swim alone or in small groups. They are found in temperate waters during summer.

Florida locations:
These fish can be seen in south Florida, occasionally caught in the Keys.

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