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Cubera Snapper

Lutjanus cyanopterus


Mouth with thick lips. Back and sides pale to dark gray with a reddish tinge. The dorsal and caudal fins are grayish; the anal and pelvic fins reddish; the pectoral fins translucent or grayish.


It is native to the western Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to the Amazon River in Brazil, though it is rare north of Florida. It can also be found in the Caribbean Sea and, rarely, in the Gulf of Mexico. It inhabits areas associated with reefs, preferring areas with rocky substrates, and feeds on ray-finned fishes, shrimp and crabs. Seen in the dive site La Machaca in Bonaire.


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Bonaire, Caribisch Nederland, Netherlands

Spotted on Sep 14, 2017
Submitted on Jan 21, 2018

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