Red snapper

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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
  • Several species from the genus Sebastes:
  • Several species from the genus Centroberyx:
  • Etelis coruscans, long tail red snapper, commonly referred to as red snapper in Hawaii
  • Pagrus major, referred to as red snapper in English in contexts concerning Japanese regional cuisine
  • Tilapia are often marketed as "red snapper" in sushi restaurants in the United States
  • A study released January 26th, 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[1]

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