Unknown Fish species ID help

2011-11-05 Dive 6 Benwood unidentified grunt or snapper.JPG

Could not figure out this fish.  I saw several off Key Largo at both a Molasses Reef site and the Benwood wreck site.  

My best guess is a grunt or snapper but nothing looks positive.  


Help appreciated, Thanks!




Mahogany Snapper, Lutjanidae mahogoni

It's a Mahogany Snapper, Lutjanidae mahogoni. Look for the large eye with yellowish highlights and the reddish border on the edge of the tail. They often have a black spot on their back too.



At least I was on the right path, thanks for your help it's much appreciated!   

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