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Mutton Snapper

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Mutton snapper typically spawn on the reefs around Key West the month of May, which makes them very active

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The Mutton Snapper, scientifically known as Lutjanus analis, is a species of fish that can be found throughout the western Atlantic Ocean, from Massachusetts to Brazil. However, one of the most popular destinations for catching Mutton Snappers is the waters off the coast of Key West.

These fish are highly sought after by anglers due to their delicious meat and challenging behavior. Mutton Snappers can grow up to 30 inches in length and can weigh up to 20 pounds. They are known for their beautiful pink coloration and distinctive forked tail.

Interestingly, Mutton Snappers are known to be protogynous hermaphrodites, meaning that they begin their lives as females and later transition to males. This unique reproductive strategy allows for greater genetic diversity within populations and may contribute to the resilience of the species in the face of changing environmental conditions.

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In conclusion, the Mutton Snapper is a fascinating species of fish that inhabits the waters off the coast of Key West, Florida. Their unique biology and delicious meat make them a popular target for anglers and a valuable component of marine ecosystems. As always, the natural world never ceases to amaze us with its diversity and complexity.

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