Lane Snapper GALLERYLutjanus synagris
Most of the Lane Snappers in the shallow snorkeling depths are juveniles. At that age they look very similar to juvenile Mahogany Snappers. Both are silvery white with a black smudge on their lateral line below the rear dorsal fin. Both have yellow ventral and anal fins. Both species may have red on the margin of the tail and dorsal fins. The Lane Snapper will have pink or yellow body bars/lines. The Mahogany doesn't. Once they are adults, only the Lane Snapper will have the black spot below the rear dorsal fin. But don't confuse the adult Lane with the Mutton Snapper.