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Yellowtail Snapper

Ocyurus chrysurus, the yellowtail snapper, is an abundant species of snapper native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Although they have been found as far north as Massachusetts, their normal range is along Florida south to the West Indies and Brazil. This species is mostly found around coral reefs, but may be found in other habitats. They occur at depths of from near the surface to 590 ft, though mostly between 33 and 230 ft. This species can reach a length of 34.0 in TL though most do not exceed 16 in. The greatest weight recorded for this species is 4.1 kilograms. 

In certain reefs, most notably in the Florida Keys, this beautifully colored fish is commonly spotted among divers and snorkelers. Yellowtails feed on shrimp, crabs, worms and smaller fish.

Most anglers pursue yellowtail snapper during the warmer months, but they can be caught throughout the year. Yellowtail must be a foot in overall length to be harvested in most areas, and bag limits apply in most regions. Yellowtail snapper is highly prized for its light, flaky meat and is considered by some to be one of the best of the snapper family.

Culinary use of Yellowtail snapper:

Yellowtail snapper is prepared by different ways stuffed whole roasted, curry, grilled, oven Roasted, sautéed, steamed, panfried....

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Nutrition Data for Fish, yellowtail, mixed species, raw (15135)

NutrientNutrient value per 100 gm3 oz0.5 fillet
Water74.52 g63.342 g139.3524 g
Energy146 kcal124.1 kcal273.02 kcal
Protein23.14 g19.669 g43.2718 g
Total lipid (fat)5.24 g4.454 g9.7988 g
Carbohydrate, by difference0 g0 g0 g
Fiber, total dietary0 g0 g0 g
NutrientNutrient value per 100 gm3 oz0.5 fillet
Calcium, Ca23 mg19.55 mg43.01 mg
Iron, Fe0.49 mg0.4165 mg0.9163 mg
Magnesium, Mg30 mg25.5 mg56.1 mg
Phosphorus, P157 mg133.45 mg293.59 mg
Potassium, K420 mg357 mg785.4 mg
Sodium, Na39 mg33.15 mg72.93 mg
Zinc, Zn0.52 mg0.442 mg0.9724 mg
NutrientNutrient value per 100 gm3 oz0.5 fillet
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid2.8 mg2.38 mg5.236 mg
Thiamin0.144 mg0.1224 mg0.26928 mg
Riboflavin0.04 mg0.034 mg0.0748 mg
Niacin6.8 mg5.78 mg12.716 mg
Vitamin B-60.16 mg0.136 mg0.2992 mg
Folate, DFE4 µg3.4 µg7.48 µg
Vitamin B-121.3 µg1.105 µg2.431 µg
Vitamin A, RAE29 µg24.65 µg54.23 µg
Vitamin A, IU95 IU80.75 IU177.65 IU
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)0.1 µg0.085 µg0.187 µg
NutrientNutrient value per 100 gm3 oz0.5 fillet
Fatty acids, total saturated1.28 g1.088 g2.3936 g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated1.99 g1.6915 g3.7213 g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated1.42 g1.207 g2.6554 g
Cholesterol55 mg46.75 mg102.85 mg
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2013. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page
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