Cubera Snapper

Latin Name:  Lutjanus cyanopterus

One of the largest members of the Lutjanidae family the cubera snapper can reach up to 63 inches and weigh up to 125 pounds. These predacious snappers are best known for their large canine teeth which they use when preying upon fish and crabs. Though uncommon north of Florida, this species can be found as far south as Brazil and are a favorite amongst spear fishermen because of their wary nature.