Gray Snapper

The Gray Snapper are mostly seen in a snapper school. Generally, they appear as plain as shown in the first picture, but can often display a black band across the eye as the second picture shows. This species can also can also have a reddish brown tint to the body, but are distinguished from the Red Snapper by not having the red iris and the pointed anal fin. Cubera Snapper are also gray, but are larger with thick lips and may have pale bars on the back. Photograph(s) used by permission of ReefNet Software from their excellent Fishes of the Caribbean and Adjacent Waters fish ID CD-ROM. Photo credit: first photo - ŠLes Wilk, second photo - ŠPaul Janosi.