Vermilion snapper

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Vermilion snapper
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Lutjanidae
Genus:Rhomboplites
Species:R. aurorubens
Binomial name
Rhomboplites aurorubens
(Cuvier, 1829)
 
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Vermilion snapper
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Lutjanidae
Genus:Rhomboplites
Species:R. aurorubens
Binomial name
Rhomboplites aurorubens
(Cuvier, 1829)

The vermilion snapper (Rhomboplites aurorubens), is an abundant species of fish found along the North American coast of the Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina to Bermuda and throughout the Gulf of Mexico to Brazil. The vermilion snapper is often sold as red snapper.[1]

Local and common names for the fish include savonetje, chub-head snapper, plump head, sabernechi (Barbados), b-liner, plumhead, redfish, piram (Trinidad and Tobago), bastard snapper, mingo snapper (United States), golden-red snapper (Haiti), ti-deux yeux, catalufa (Guadeloupe, Martinique), tête ronde (Suriname), benifuedai (Japan), vermelho-olho-mole (Brazil), besugo (Mexico, Puerto Rico), cinnobersnapper (Sweden), and pargo cunaro (Spanish language).[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Red snapper and other snappers. CHOW. CBS Interactive. Accessed 2013-6-7.
  2. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Eds. Common names of Rhomboplites aurorubens. FishBase. 2011.

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