Yellowtail snapper

In certain reefs, most notably in the Florida Keys, this beautifully colored fish is commonly spotted among divers and snorkelers.

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The Yellowtail snapper lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 0 - 180 m , usually 10 - 70 m environment.

The yellowtail snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus, is an abundant species of snapper found along the North American coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Although they have been found as far north as Massachusetts, their normal range is along Florida down through the West Indies and Brazil. More

The yellowtail snapper is found in the western Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Bermuda and southward to southeastern Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. It is most common in the Bahamas, off south Florida and in the Caribbean Sea. More

Yellowtail snapper mostly feed on the bottom. They are however a very opportunistic feeder, and will readily come outside of their comfort zone on the bottom to feed on just about anything anywhere in the water column. More

Yellowtail snapper is thought to be more abundant than its better-known cousin, the red snapper. But no formal assessment of its population status has been undertaken; whether it is overfished is unknown. More

coast of South America, Yellowtail Snapper is one of the 200 known species of snapper commercially harvested. More

Yellowtail snapper have a bright yellow streak on the side of the fish's body running from head to tail. The best place to catch this species is in southeast Florida, especially the Keys. Another Keys specialty is the mutton snapper, the last of the top five species. More

Yellowtail Snapper is a fish that lives in the warmer parts of the Atlantic and the Caribbean. It has a yellow stripe along its sides, and a forked tail. More

The yellowtail snapper is distributed from North Carolina to southeastern Brazil, but most abundant in the Bahamas, off south Florida and in the Caribbean. More

Yellowtail snapper are found in coastal waters near coral reefs. They prefer sandy areas around the reef. Unlike most snapper, the yellowtail snapper is found above the bottom of the ocean at depths of 10 to 300 feet. More

Also in the family Lutjanidae the yellowtail snapper is a favorite among those fishing offshore over structured bottom. These fish are voracious and take many kinds of bait when fishing and are consequently a good tasting fish. More

The Yellowtail Snapper is common to tropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Bermuda, and all the way south to southeastern Brazil. This fish is also abundant throughout the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and all the waters in between. More

Yellowtail Snappers are reef dwellers but can be found in many different depths and areas. More

Yellowtail Snapper Photos and Species Information for Fish Caught in Mexico See current, on-the-spot sportfishing reports and photographs of fish caught at Mexico's top vacation spots in this week's edition of "Mexico Fishing News" and see hundreds of other fish pictures and More

Yellowtail snapper’s name is descriptive in itself but the scientific name of the yellowtail snapper roughly translates to "swift-swimming golden fish. More

Yellowtail Snapper Fish Species Information Scientific Fish Name: Ocyurus chrysurus Other Fish Species Names: Regions Fished: North American coast of the Atlantic Ocean. More

Yellowtail snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) are most commonly found in South Florida, the Bahamas, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. They have slender, streamlined bodies with a yellow stripe that runs from the snout and broadens toward the tail. More

Summary: Yellowtail Snapper fish are easily identified in the tropical waters of the Caribbean by their bright yellow stripes. Learn to identify Yellowtail Snapper fish with tips from a Caribbean scuba instructor in this free tropical fish identification video. More

Common names

Alayra in Wayuu
Caúba in Portuguese (Português)
Ceoba in Portuguese (Português)
Chryzor in Polish (polski)
Cioba in Portuguese (Português)
Cioba-mulata in Portuguese (Português)
cola in English
Colas in Creole, French
Colas in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Colas in French (français)
Colirrubia in Spanish (español)
Colirubia in Spanish (español)
Gaiero in Portuguese (Português)
Geelstaart in Dutch (Nederlands)
Gelbschwanz-Schnapper in German (Deutsch)
Goiúba in Portuguese (Português)
Grastèlchi 'i pieda in Papiamento
Grastelchi'i pieda in Papiamento
Gristelchi in Papiamento
Guaiuba in Portuguese (Português)
Guaiúva in Portuguese (Português)
Guajuba in Portuguese (Português)
Gulhalet snapper in Danish (dansk)
Gulstjärtsnapper in Swedish (Svenska)
Luciano-cauda-amarela in Portuguese (Português)
Mulata in Portuguese (Português)
Pargo rubia in Spanish (español)
Peix emperador de cua groga in Catalan (Català)
Rabirrubia in Spanish (español)
Rabirubia in Spanish (español)
Rabittabia in Spanish (español)
Rabo-aberto in Portuguese (Português)
rubia in English
rubia in Spanish (español)
Sad kola in Creole, French
Sad kola in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Saioba in Portuguese (Português)
Saltona in Spanish (español)
Sarde queu jaune in French (français)
Sarde queue jaune in French (français)
Sarmão in Portuguese (Português)
Saúba in Portuguese (Português)
Schnapper in German (Deutsch)
Sioba in Portuguese (Português)
Siova in Portuguese (Português)
Snapper in German (Deutsch)
Vivaneau queue jaune in French (français)
Yellowtail in English
yellowtail snapper in English
желтохвост in Russian (русский язык)
敏尾笛鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
敏尾笛鲷 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Lutjanidae
Genus : Ocyurus
Species : Ocyurus chrysurus
Authority : Bloch, 1791