Black Snapper

Black Snapper

Black Snapper

Apsilus dentatus

Managed by:

See state regulations


Physical description:

Similar to red snapper.


Biological description:

Similar to red snapper.


South Atlantic Federal Regulations

NoteEffective June 22, 2016, black snapper have been removed from the snapper grouper management complex and federal regulations are no longer in effect for this species. Read FB16-034

State regulations may apply:

North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries

South Carolina DNR Marine Resources Division

Georgia DNR Coastal Resources Division

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission