Mutton Snapper

Latin Name:  Lutjanus analis

The mutton snapper (family Lutjanidae) can be found over low relief reef structure searching for fishes, shrimps, crabs, squid, and snails. Largely a Caribbean species they can also be observed up to North Carolina and south to South America. Also a favorite amongst spear fishermen, the mutton snapper is an often difficult target as they don’t allow close encounters.