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Yellowtail Snapper

Yellowtail Snapper

Yellowtail snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) are most commonly found in South Florida, the Bahamas, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

They have slender, streamlined bodies with a yellow stripe that runs from the snout and broadens toward the tail. The back and upper sides are blue, olive or violet. In comparison to other types of snapper, the head and mouth of the yellowtail snapper is small.

This snapper is a popular food fish in South Florida. It is marketed as both fresh and frozen.

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