Mahogany Snapper GALLERY

Lutjanus mahogoni

The Mahogany Snapper juvenile has a black smudge on it's side. They are sometimes difficult to tell from the juvenile Lane Snapper. Both also have yellow pectoral fins and dorsal and pectoral fins that have a reddish edging. The Mahogany Snapper juvenile doesn not have the thicker, horizontal yellow body stripes.  The adults are easier. The Mahogany Snapper has the red/mahogany margin on it's tail and fins. They also seem to have  yellow  in their eyes and brows.  The larger ones I've seen have been in water at least 6 feet deep.  They can get to be about a foot long.

Mahogany Snapper - Lutjanus mahogoni
Mahogany Snapper - Lutjanus mahogoni
Mahogany Snapper - Lutjanus mahogoni
Mahogany Snapper - Lutjanus mahogoni
Mahogany Snapper - Lutjanus mahogoni
Mahogany Snapper - Lutjanus mahogoni
Mahogany Snapper - Lutjanus mahogoni

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