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Snappers

General information


Snappers belong to the family „Lutjanidae“ with more than 250 species, found throughout the tropical marine waters around the world. They are active schooling fishes which have slender bodies, large mouths, sharp canine teeth, and blunt or forked tails. Snappers are usually rather large, many attaining a length of 60–90 centimetres. They are carnivores and prey on crustaceans and other fishes.

Aphareus

Aprion

Gymnocranius

Haemulon

Hoplopagrus

Lethrinus

Lutjanus

Macolor

Ocyurus

Paracaesio

Pentapodus

Pinjalo

Pomadasys

Scolopsis

Symphorichthys

Symphorus

Xenocys