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Cubera Snapper (Lutjanus cyanopterus)

Reaching a weight of 100 pounds and 80 pound fish being caught by South Florida Anglers the Cubera Snapper is considered to be the largest of Snappers. Found throughout the American Tropics this shallow water snapper inhabits depths a shallow as twenty feet all the way to many fathoms. The smaller fish, up to twenty pounds have good eating characteristics but when larger become very coarse and are used mainly in chowders.

The identifying features are a dusky gray or greenish base coloration tinged with red along the sides.

The Cubera Snapper is seldom found in markets in the United States.

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