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Snapper, American Red Florida

Latin Name: Lutjanus campechanus

Tableside Information:

Common Names: Genuine Red Snapper, Gulf Red snapper

The top tier in Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Snappers. 
Sweet, Light, Flakey, Moist.

Food Information:

Fishery - Ask any fish monger about procuring Gulf species and he’ll mention St. Petersburg, Florida (“St. Pete” for short). Vast varieties of finfish ranging from Tuna and Swordfish to Groupers and Snappers are distributed through this historically-rich region of the Florida coastline. Expect to also see a robust selection of Keys-caught species like Yellowtail Snapper, Caribbean Red Snapper and Hogfish to come through St. Pete. It’s regionally situated in a perfect location for national distribution and with our Q&A in place, it’s always top quality.

The Fish - Red Snapper have been the source of many species identification disputes in the culinary world. Buying Snapper can alleviate any concerns about truth in menu.
Steam, Ceviche, Saute, Broil.

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Year Round

Range & Habitat:

South Atlantic & Caribbean


Florida & Caribbean


St Pete Fleet

Harvest Method:

Hook & Line