Snapper, Pacific cubera (Lutjanus novemfasciatus)

Gill, 1863; LUTJANIDAE FAMILY; also called black snapper, dog snapper
It is common throughout the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) from at least Laguna San Ignacio south to Panama, and probably Peru. It is an in shore Pacific species, frequenting reefs and caves from shallow waters to 100 ft (30 m) or more.
Growing to at least 80 lb (36 kg), it is the largest of the nine species of snapper that occur in its range. The most prominent and recognizable feature is the 4 large canine teeth, two in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw. They are slightly larger than the diameter of the pupil of... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
35.72 kg (78 lb 12 oz)
Bahia Pez Vela, Costa Rica
23-Mar-1988
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
3.01 kg (6 lb 10 oz)
Gulfo Dulce, Golfito, Costa Rica
16-Feb-2013
M-03 kg (6 lb)
12.13 kg (26 lb 12 oz)
El Lakaland Rocks, Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica
13-Jul-2013
M-04 kg (8 lb)
21.86 kg (48 lb 3 oz)
Drake's Bay, Costa Rica
06-Jun-1997
M-06 kg (12 lb)
23.13 kg (51 lb 0 oz)
Isla de Cano, Costa Rica
14-Mar-1989
M-08 kg (16 lb)
26.50 kg (58 lb 6 oz)
Garza, Costa Rica
03-Mar-2000
M-15 kg (30 lb)
35.72 kg (78 lb 12 oz)
Bahia Pez Vela, Costa Rica
23-Mar-1988
M-37 kg (80 lb)
32.47 kg (71 lb 9 oz)
Isla de Cano, Costa Rica
26-Mar-1989
W-02 kg (4 lb)
2.94 kg (6 lb 8 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
30-Jul-1992
W-03 kg (6 lb)
4.31 kg (9 lb 8 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
11-Mar-2013
W-04 kg (8 lb)
17.29 kg (38 lb 2 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
28-Jul-1992
W-06 kg (12 lb)
10.00 kg (22 lb 0 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
14-Dec-2008
W-08 kg (16 lb)
19.95 kg (44 lb 0 oz)
Quepos, Costa Rica
19-Feb-2001
W-24 kg (50 lb)
32.00 kg (70 lb 9 oz)
Esterillos Oeste, Puntarena, Costa Rica
13-Sep-2020
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
3.17 kg (7 lb 0 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
13-Apr-2006
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
4.53 kg (10 lb 0 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
15-Apr-2006
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
2.94 kg (6 lb 8 oz)
Golfito, Costa Rica
13-Apr-2006
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
9.07 kg (20 lb 0 oz)
Drake's Bay, Costa Rica
28-May-1997
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
14.42 kg (31 lb 12 oz)
Drake's Bay, Costa Rica
21-May-1997

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