Alternative Names: Grey Snapper
Monterey Bay Recommendation: No specific recommendation. No significant commercial fishery.
Uses in Cooking: These versatile fish can be cooked in almost any method except for smoked. They are not generally served as sashimi.
Similar Fish: Red Snapper, Lane Snapper, Sheepshead
Description: This bright white and flaky meat is very well flavored and highly regarded. It is softer than a red snapper, but more firm than a tai snapper.
Fun Facts: One population of Mangrove snappers in the Bahamas is know to congregate below a large colony of bats waiting for young bats to fall into the water. Bats make up a significant part of the diet for this population.