What Is a Mangrove Snapper?

What Is a Mangrove Snapper?

What Is a Mangrove Snapper?

The mangrove snapper is a moderately large snapper fish characterized by its dark brown or gray color with red spots, its two prominent canine teeth and its red-bordered dorsal fins. The mangrove snapper is also known as the gray snapper. It is native to the Atlantic Ocean.

Mangrove snappers are very similar to the black snapper or Cubera snapper, and the two are often mistaken for each other, according to Wikipedia. The Cubera snapper is larger than the mangrove snapper most of the time. Specimens of the same size are only distinguishable by differences in the tooth patches in the mouth.