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Definition of Red snapper (fish)

Red snapper (fish) Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Red snapper is a common name of several fish species. It may refer to:
  • Several species from the genus Lutjanus:
    • Lutjanus campechanus, Northern red snapper, commonly referred to as red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico and western Atlantic Ocean
    • Lutjanus purpureus, Southern red snapper, is one of several Lutjanus species called red snapper (or by the Spanish name huachinango) in the Caribbean
    • Red snappers from Southeast Asian waters may be Lutjanus species
  • Several species from the genus Sebastes:
    • Sebastes miniatus
    • Sebastes ruberrimus, commonly referred to as red snapper along the Pacific coast of North America
  • Several species from the genus Centroberyx:
    • Centroberyx affinis, commonly referred to as red snapper in New Zealand
    • Centroberyx gerrardi, one of several species commonly referred to as red snapper in Australia
  • Etelis coruscans, long tail red snapper, commonly referred to as red snapper in Hawaii
  • Pagrus major, referred to as red snapper in English in contexts concerning Japanese regional cuisine
  • Tilapia are often marketed as "red snapper" in sushi restaurants in the United States

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