Yellowtail Snapper GALLERY

Ocyurus chrysurus

Probably the least shy of all the snappers except the Grey Snapper. I also see them out in the open during the day(more often then the other snappers), cruising around and over reefs. Most often seen alone when they get older, but the juveniles will school together for feeding frenzies. Look for the large yellow body strip coming from the tail all the way to the eye and a tail that has a very deep fork. Sometimes have a blue sheen and/or yellow spots on their bodies above the mid-line.

Yellowtail Snapper - Ocyurus chrysurus
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Yellowtail Snapper - Ocyurus chrysurus
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Yellowtail Snapper - Ocyurus chrysurus
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Yellowtail Snapper - Ocyurus chrysurus
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Yellowtail Snapper - Ocyurus chrysurus
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Yellowtail Snapper - Ocyurus chrysurus
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