Black Snapper (Macolor niger)

Also known as Macolor Snapper, Black and White Snapper, Black and White Sea Perch, Black Beauty, Black Beauty Snapper.

Description

Also known as Macolor Snapper, Black and White Snapper, Black and White Sea Perch, Black Beauty and Black Beauty Snapper.

Found singly or in small schools close to reefs with rich coral growth, on steep slopes, passes and outer reefs as well as lagoons.
They feed on fish and invertebrates.
Length - 60cm
Depth - 3-90m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Most Snappers live in moderate depths, however there are a few that live much deeper. Juveniles found on inshore reefs.
They are nocturnal predators that mainly feed on fish, but will eat crustaceans, gastropods and cephalopods.
Some smaller family members eat zooplankton.

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Black Snapper. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Black Snapper (juvenile)

Black Snapper (juvenile)

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