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Snapper, Yellowtail

Yellowtail Snappers have an oval body, yellow tail and a distinct yellow line down its side that runs the length of its body from eye to tail. This common Snapper schools in small groups in reefs around the Western Atlantic. Yellowtail Snappers feed on invertibrates such as crabs, shrimp and worms. Yellowtail Snappers are prized for their light, flaky meat and considered by some to be the best of the Snapper family. These nocturnal predators are caught by hook and line off the coast of Florida. Most fishermen lure Yellowtail Snappers to their boats by using oatmeal soaked in fish blood and bait. Then they harvest them by hook and line, one by one.