The cubera snapper ( Lutjanus cyanopterus ) is a species of snapper native to the western Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to the Amazon River in Brazil , though it is rare north of Florida . I was over in Cabo Mexico to film with Wesley Brough of Cabosurfcaster. Before cooking, you should prepare it by removing some parts, such as the head, backbone, small pin bones, the fins and the tail. water snapper inhabits depths a shallow as twenty feet all the way to many Cubera Snapper (Lutjanus cyanopterus) Reaching a weight of 100 pounds and 80 pound fish being caught by South Florida Anglers the Cubera Snapper is considered to be the largest of Snappers. // --> . These are game Cubera snapper are a sought after food fish in the area of the world. The meat is white and has the same texture as chicken. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: You are commenting using your account. Giant Cubera snapper in Key West! base coloration tinged with red along the sides. if(MSFPhover) { MSFPnav18n=MSFPpreload("../../../Cold Water/NewZealand/Alfonsino/_derived/alfonsino.html_cmp_fish4010_hbtn.gif"); MSFPnav18h=MSFPpreload("../../../Cold Water/NewZealand/Alfonsino/_derived/alfonsino.html_cmp_fish4010_hbtn_a.gif"); } Score both sides of fish 3 times. Overfishing is one of the greatest threats to the species. He knows mangrove snapper.” The biologist eventually certified my fish as the North Carolina state record mangrove snapper. // -->