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Schoolmaster Snapper (Lutjanus apodus)

The Schoolmaster Snapper Fish or Lutjanus apodus are saltwater fish that are often found in Florida, the Caribbean and Brazil in shallow waters normally around reefs. They are gray on their upper sides with just a hint of yellow. They have wight pale vertical stripes much like that of the Perch. They have yellow fins and blue stripe often found directly under their eye.The Schoolmaster Fish spawns in July and August and can reach sizes of about 2', weighing in at about 8lbs max. This fish are quite slow growers that feed on crustaceans, gastropods and other small fish. As you can imagine just by its name the Schoolmaster fish is often found in schools of 12 or more. To see the Schoolmaster Snapper in action check out this video!



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