See State Regulations
Color brown with a bronze tinge, lighter on sides; canine teeth very sharp, one pair notably enlarged, visible even when mouth is closed; in adults, pale triangle and a light blue interrupted line below the eye; no dark spot on body underneath dorsal fin.
Large adults OFFSHORE over coral and rocky reefs; juveniles associated with estuaries. Spawns from spring through fall; known as a night feeder, taking fishes, mollusks, and crustaceans.
South Atlantic Federal Regulations
Note: Effective June 22, 2016, dog snapper have been removed from the snapper grouper management complex and federal regulations are no longer in effect for this species.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: