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Who’s New? The Cubera Snapper!

Meet one of the newest members of The Maritime Aquarium: the cubera snapper!

Find the cubera snapper in the Sea Turtles exhibit.

 

Here’s five fast facts about this fanged fish (say that five times fast!)

The cubera snapper is:

  • Equipped with large, sharp teeth, which allow them to feed on crustaceans and other fish.
  • Found mostly in the Caribbean, but can be found as far north as Massachusetts and as far south as Brazil.
  • The largest species of snapper and can weigh up to 125 pounds.
  • Classified as a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List.
  • Known to spawn in the late summer in off-shore reefs in groups of between 4,000 and 10,000 fish.

 

 

You can visit the cubera snapper in our Sea Turtles exhibit.

 

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