Marine Life‎ > ‎Caribbean‎ > ‎Fish‎ > ‎

Snappers

Blackfin Snapper

Lutjanus buccanella

  
(1: Harold's Hotel, Roatan / 2: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 3 CoCo View Wall, Roatan)

Juveniles are lighter, but still have yellow tails.  (The striped fish below are juvenile French grunts.)
(1: CoCo View Wall, Roatan)


Cubera Snapper

Lutjanus cyanopterus

       
(1,5: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 2,4,7: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 3: First Bight, Roatan / 6,8: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)


Mahogany Snapper

Lutjanus mahogoni

       
(1,3-5: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 2,7: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 6,8: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)

Often found in mixed schools with grunts.


Mutton Snapper

Lutjanus analis

       
(1: Mr. Bud, Roatan / 2: Two Tall Two Small, Roatan / 3-5,8: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 6-7: CoCo View Wall, Roatan)


Schoolmaster

Lutjanus apodus

       
(1-2: Tulio's Reef, Roatan / 3-5,7-8: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 6: Minagerheas, Roatan)

Juveniles have more obvious stripes:

  
(1: First Bight, Roatan / 2: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 3: Calvin's Crack, Roatan)


Yellowtail Snapper

Ocyurus chrysurus

       
(1: Minagerheas, Roatan / 2,4: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 3,6,8: Calvin's Crack, Roatan / 5: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 7: Forty Foot Point, Roatan)