The snapper family shares some similarities with the grouper family. There are many different species of snapper and they hang out on the same reefs, wrecks and rocky piles that grouper are found. Snapper are popular from the Carolinas to Florida on the Atlantic, across the Gulf coast to Texas, and in the water of the Bahamas, Bermuda and Caribbean. Snapper are smaller than the grouper family, but there is the mutton snapper that can weigh more than 25 pounds and the cubera snapper that can weigh over 100 pounds. The most popular types of snapper are the red, yellowtail, silk, mangrove, blackfin, dog, gray, black, and lane.
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