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"I caught a red snapper! I just snapped it up!"

Red Snapper
Scientific Name
Lutjanus campechanus
Lujanidae - Snappers
Time of Year
All year
Time of Day
All day
Selling Price
3,000 Bells

The Red SnapperLutjanus campechanus, is an uncommon oceanic fish that can be caught all day, year-round. It can be sold for 3,000 Bells.


An information board in the aquarium will provide information about this fish.

"Red snappers are gregarious fish that often form schools close to reefs and shipwrecks. They are a prized food fish, but because of demand, other species are often served as "red snapper". They usually live up to 50 years. The oldest recorded red snapper was thought to be 57."

In real life[]


The Red Snapper is a fish found in the Gulf of Mexico and the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States. Their preferred habitat changes as it grows and matures due to increased need for cover and changing food habits. All feature a sloped profile, medium-to-large scales, a spiny dorsal fin and a laterally compressed body. Coloration of the snapper is a light red, with more intense pigment on the back. An adult snapper can live for more than 50 years and weigh 50 pounds.