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Here is some additional information about Snapper in Florida.

Blackfin Snapper Fishing Information

illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles

Description: color generally red, with yellowish caudal, anal, and pelvic fins; distinctive and prominent dark comma-shaped blotch at the base of the pectoral fins, which gives the fish its common name; anal fin rounded; no black spot on side underneath dorsal fin.

Similar fish: other snappers.

Where found: adults OFFSHORE near continental shelf break.

Size: common to 20 inches, larger individuals found in deeper waters.

Remarks: sometimes marketed as red snapper; feeds on smaller fishes.

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