Vermilion Snapper Fishing Information
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles
Descriptions: color of entire body reddish,
with a series of short, irregular lines on its
sides, diagonal blue lines formed by spots on
the scales above the lateral line; sometimes
with yellow streaks below the lateral line;
large canine teeth absent; orientation of mouth
and eye give it the appearance of looking
upward; no dark lateral spot.
Where found: suspends at mid-depths over rocky
Size: usually less than 2 pounds.
Remarks: spawns April to September, females maturing at 3 to 4 years of age; grows slowly; attains a weight of 6 poundsand length of 24 inches; feeds on small, swimming crustaceans and mollusks.