Snapper

Snappers, particularly the American Red Snapper, are very highly regarded as food fish and demand a premium price. For this reason, various other fish, many not even in the Snapper family, are marketed as “Snapper” and even as “Red Snapper” and despite the best efforts of trustworthy individuals “substitution” is rampant before the consumer eats the product.  It is for this reason, true American Red Snapper is often sold as fillets with the skin-on.

While there are over 15 species on the market that some fishmongers call “Red Snapper,” Seasource sells many varieties of snapper that appeal to different markets.

Trade Name: BeeLiner Snapper

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rhomboplites aurorubens

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Trade Name: Blackfin Snapper

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lutjanus buccanella

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TRADE NAME: Dienton Snapper

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lutjanus novemfasciatus

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TRADE NAME: Guacamayo Snapper

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lutjanus peru

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TRADE NAME: Hogfish Snapper

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lachnolaimus maximus

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TRADE NAME: Lane Snapper

Lane Snapper (2)

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Lutjanus synagris

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TRADE NAME: Mangrove Snapper

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lutjanus griseus

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TRADE NAME: Mutton Snapper

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lutjanus analis

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TRADE NAME: American Red Snapper

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Lutjanus campechanus

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TRADE NAME: Caribbean Red Snapper

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Lutjanus purpureus

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TRADE NAME: Queen Snapper

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Etelis oculatus

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TRADE NAME: Yellow Snapper (Cola Amarilla)

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Lutjanus argentiventris

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TRADE NAME: Yellowtail Snapper

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Ocyurus chrysurus

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TRADE NAME: Yellow Eye Snapper

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Sebastes ruberrimus

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