Color pinkish red over entire body, whitish below; long triangular
sbout; anal fin sharply pointer; no dark lateral spot.
fish: Vermilion snapper;
found: Offshore on the continental shelf, more plentiful
off the Panhandle than in south or middle Florida.
To 20 pounds.
Juveniles occur over sandy of mud bottons and are often
taken in shrimp trawls; adults may live more than 20 years,
and attain 35 pounds or more; sexual maturity attained at
age 2; spawns June to October; feeds on crustaceans and fish.