1. Four pair of dark bars on body and two wide bars on base of tail. 2. Tubular nostrils extend beyond upper lip.
1-2 ft. max. 2 1/2 ft.
Deeper bodied than other snappers. Back dark greenish brown to brown, fading to lighter shades of copper, reddish brown or maroon sides and belly. Solitary, may mix with yellow snappers.