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Red Snapper

Coastal Habitats

Animals of the Gulf Waters 

Red Snapper

Red Snapper

Lutjanus campechanus

 

Red snappers feed on crab, squid, shrimp and small fish which they find near reefs, oil rigs and other underwater structures. Some reefs are even called snapper banks because they're home to so many of these fish. Red snappers and their snapper kin support strong commercial and sports fisheries.

Animals of the Gulf Waters

 

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