Red Snapper are common to 20 inches, larger adults seeking deeper waters. Red Snappers color is generally red, with yellowish caudal, anal, and pelvic fins. Distinctive and prominent dark comma-shaped blotch at the base of the pectoral fins, which gives the fish its common name. The anal fin is rounded with no black spot found on the side underneath dorsal fin.
Habitat: Adult blackfin snapper are found offshore near the continental shelf.
Behavior: Blackfin snapper are sometimes marketed as red snapper. They feed on smaller fishes.
State Record: This species is not currently eligible for a state record.