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Cubera snapper

Alternative names: Pargo mulato, Lutjanus cyanopterus

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This species of snapper lives in the western Atlantic, with a habitat stretching from the Canadian coast to the Brazilian one. It prefers areas with coral reefs and rocky substrates.
The cubera snapper is usually found at depths between 18 and 55 meters.

The fish can reach a length of 160 centimeters, though its typical length remains at around 90 centimeters. It is thus the largest snapper species.
Its body is slender and steel grey with a reddish tint, and sometimes it can be dark brown as well.

It can be easily recognized by its thick and prominent lips.