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Mutton Snapper

(Lutjanus analis)


Maturity at: 41 cm in length

Max Published Size: 94 cm and 34 pounds

TnT Record: 30 pounds (unofficial)

TnT Season: Year round

IUCN status: Vulnerable



General Information: Adults are found on the continental shelf as well as in clear waters around islands. Large adults like coral reefs and sandy bottoms near rock structures. Juveniles preffer bottoms with lots of weed. Normally found between 100 and 230 ft.  They can form small aggregations but large individuals may be solitary. Feed both day and night on fish, shrimps, crabs, cephalopods, and gastropods. Flesh considered excellent quality.  In Trinidad and Tobago is a common fish and highly appreciated.


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