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Red snapper is a common name of several fish species. It may refer to:
- Several species from the genus Lutjanus:
- Lutjanus campechanus, Northern red snapper, commonly referred to as red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico and western Atlantic Ocean
- Lutjanus purpureus, Southern red snapper, is one of several Lutjanus species called red snapper (or by the name huachinango in Mexico) or Pargo in South America
- Red snappers from Southeast Asian waters may be Lutjanus species such as Lutjanus argentimaculatus and Lutjanus sebae
- Several species from the genus Sebastes:
- Several species from the genus Centroberyx:
- Etelis coruscans, long tail red snapper, commonly referred to as onaga in Hawaii
- Pagrus major, referred to as red snapper in English in contexts concerning Japanese regional cuisine
- Tilapia has been observed marketed as "red snapper" in sushi restaurants in the United States
- A study released January 26, 2018, by UBC associate professor of food science Dr. Xiaonan Lu, showed that in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, red snapper is 100% mislabelled and is actually tilapia or rockfish.
- "DNA barcoding reveals widespread seafood fraud in Metro Vancouver". CBC. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
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