Mullet Snapper Photos

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Scientific name: Lutjanus aratus

  • This species is easily recognized by the alternating dark and light stripes on the sides formed by parallel rows of scales that have yellowish-white centers.
  • Mullet snapper are generally dark gray-green to reddish on the back and sides with a silvery bellly. Individuals from deeper water are mainly reddish.
  • Fish are dominant in the diet of this active predatory species. Other common foods include crabs, shrimps, prawns and other crustaceans, cephalopods and gastropods.
  • They are strong fighters and can be taken on natural and artificial lures and flies.
  • Methods of fishing include drift fishing, jigging or anchoring to chum.
  • Like most snapper, mullet snappers are considered good eating.

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