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Colors vary with this species, but it usually has a soft reddish hue over a deep body that gradually fades to white on it's belly and lower jaw. It's first three dorsal fin rays taper into streamers. This fish, which is also called a Hog Snapper, Hog Wrasse, and Captain, has a long tapering mouth with protruding teeth.

Size: Most that we're likely to meet will average between1 and 4 pounds. The world and Floridian record for this species is 19 pounds, 8 ounces.



 
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