Wenchman Snapper

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Wenchman Snapper

Species Information

Scientific Name:Pristipomoides aquilonaris
Common Names:wenchman
Ideal Temp:

About Wenchman Snapper

Wenchman is a snapper found from North Carolina to Florida, including the Gulf of Mexico, extending down to the Caribbean Sea and Brazil. This fish is a reddish to pinkish color on the top and sides and a pinkish to silvery color below. The fins are mostly semi-transparent with a light pink to red color, except for the yellow outer edges of the dorsal and tail fin. Wenchman has large eyes compared to its body size because of the depths this fish typically inhabits has very little sunlight. Most species are caught in greater than 100 fathoms (600 feet). Within its range, wenchman prefers to reside in deeper water over hard bottom habitats, including reefs.  

The Wenchman Snapper has a maximum observed age of 14 years, can grow up to almost 2 feet in length, and can weight over 4 pounds. It also reaches sexual maturity at 2 years of age.


Wenchman Snapper Fishing

World Record:
# Fish Caught:20256 documented in database.
Earliest Record:1/1/1850 12:00:00 AM and located at 18.64866, -74.11203.
Latest Record:12/1/2023 3:26:00 PM and located at 25.78888, -80.25030.
Common Techniques:Bottom Fishing
Popular Lure Types:Bottom Rig
Fishing Spots:0 Wenchman Snapper fishing spots.

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