How to Draw a Mutton Snapper

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Mutton Snapper in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Mutton Snapper.

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How to Draw a Mutton Snapper - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First, we are going to draw the face of the Mutton snapper. This fish has large lips so make it look like the fish’s mouth is open.

Step 2: Then the next step is to draw the face and gills of the fish. Draw the large top lip, round eye, and stripes.

Step 3: Next, draw the body of the fish, which is two curved lines.

Step 4: The next step is to draw the body pattern that is vertical on the body.

Step 5: Then, draw the lower and middle fins, two fins on the bottom of the body and one on the side.

Step 6: Next, draw the upper fin. The upper fin is jagged and pointy.

Step 7: The last step is to draw the tail. Don’t forget to add the lines on the tail.

Interesting Facts about the Mutton Snapper

A species of snapper native to the Atlantic coastal waters of the North and South America, the Mutton Snapper can be found from Massachusetts to Southern Brazil. Its a highly sought after game fish in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean by saltwater anglers and commercial fisheries.

Did you know?

  • Mutton Snappers are known as great fighters by salt-water anglers and tough to land on lighter tackle.
  • Adult Mutton Snappers are usually solitary but travel in small schools that disband at night.
  • The maximum recorded age of a Mutton Snapper is 40 years old.
  • Mutton Snappers have been seen feeding during the day and night on shrimp and small vertebrates.
  • They are considered vulnerable by the IUCN and in danger of overfishing.

Lesson plan note: The Mutton Snapper is known as a strong fighter by anglers. Try to simulate the struggle it puts up by creating fishing poles with sticks and string before splitting students into two groups. Give one group the fishing poles and have the other act as Mutton Snappers pulling on the line. Have them play a game of tug of war to simulate the Mutton Snapper struggle.