Mangrove (Grey) Snapper

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Mangrove (Grey) Snapper:

Appearance:

 

  • Dark brown or gray with reddish or orange spots in rows along the sides
  • A dark horizontal band from snout through eye is present in young only
  • Two conspicuous canine teeth are present at front of upper jaw
  • Ddorsal fins have dark or reddish borders
  • No dark spot is present on side underneath dorsal fin

 

Habitat:

Juvenile gray snapper are found inshore in tidal creeks, mangroves, and grass beds.  Adults are generally found nearshore or offshore on coral or rocky reefs.
 

 

Snappers Min. Size Limit Daily Bag Limit Open Season

Gray (Mangrove)

State: 10" TL

Federal: 12" TL

State: 5 per person within the 10 snapper aggregate bag limit 

Federal: 10per person within the 10 snapper aggregate bag limit 

Open year-round