Snapper, Atlantic cubera (Lutjanus cyanopterus)

(Cuvier, 1828); LUTJANIDAE FAMILY; also called Cuban snapper
It is found throughout the western Atlantic from Florida and Cuba southward to Brazil. It is the giant of all the snappers, attaining weights in excess of 100 lb (45 kg) and an overall length in excess of 4 ft (1.21 m). The snapper family Lutjanidae consists of some 250 different species in 25 genera. At least fifteen species are found in the waters of North America, and ten of these belong to the genus Lutjanus.
Dorsal fins are connected and consist of 10 spines, followed by 14 rays. The anal fin is roundish and consists of 8 rays... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
56.59 kg (124 lb 12 oz)
Garden Bank, Louisiana, USA
23-Jun-2007
 

All-Tackle Length World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
122.0 cm
South Dade County, Florida, USA
31-Aug-2012
 

All-Tackle Length Fly World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-02 kg (4 lb)
8.66 kg (19 lb 1 oz)
Clearwater, Florida, USA
21-Oct-1984
M-03 kg (6 lb)
12.47 kg (27 lb 8 oz)
Sibun River, Belize
19-Nov-2008
M-04 kg (8 lb)
7.03 kg (15 lb 8 oz)
Manatee River, Belize
01-Feb-2004
M-06 kg (12 lb)
31.29 kg (69 lb 0 oz)
Sebastian Inlet, Florida, USA
04-Sep-1995
M-08 kg (16 lb)
29.93 kg (66 lb 0 oz)
Boca Raton, Florida, USA
11-Feb-1990
M-10 kg (20 lb)
36.31 kg (80 lb 1 oz)
Miami, Florida, USA
04-Feb-1990
M-15 kg (30 lb)
39.13 kg (86 lb 4 oz)
Guaratuba, Brazil
17-Oct-2010
M-24 kg (50 lb)
49.78 kg (109 lb 12 oz)
Madeira Beach, Florida, USA
03-Sep-1982
M-37 kg (80 lb)
55.11 kg (121 lb 8 oz)
Cameron, Louisiana, USA
05-Jul-1982
M-60 kg (130 lb)
56.59 kg (124 lb 12 oz)
Garden Bank, Louisiana, USA
23-Jun-2007
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-03 kg (6 lb)
4.42 kg (9 lb 12 oz)
Stuart, Florida, USA
25-Aug-2018
W-04 kg (8 lb)
5.66 kg (12 lb 8 oz)
Manatee River, Belize
04-Feb-2004
W-06 kg (12 lb)
19.50 kg (43 lb 0 oz)
Rio Cricamola, Panama
24-May-1983
W-08 kg (16 lb)
14.65 kg (32 lb 4 oz)
Manatee River, Belize City, Belize
09-Nov-1999
W-10 kg (20 lb)
31.00 kg (68 lb 5 oz)
Tortuguero, Costa Rica
27-Aug-1988
W-15 kg (30 lb)
30.39 kg (67 lb 0 oz)
Rio Colorado, Costa Rica
06-May-2003
W-24 kg (50 lb)
35.38 kg (78 lb 0 oz)
Cannon Key, Brus Laguna, Honduras
19-Jan-1995
W-37 kg (80 lb)
18.37 kg (40 lb 8 oz)
Miami, Florida, USA
30-Aug-2015
W-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
16.32 kg (36 lb 0 oz)
Pelican Cay, Turneffe Islands, Belize
03-Apr-1990
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
25.40 kg (56 lb 0 oz)
Brus Lagoon, Honduras
02-Oct-1998
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
19.28 kg (42 lb 8 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
20-Jul-2013
F-Smallfry
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-Junior
39.01 kg (86 lb 0 oz)
Anna Maria Island, Florida, USA
31-Mar-2019
M-Smallfry
15.20 kg (33 lb 8 oz)
Key Largo, Florida, USA
31-Aug-2012

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