Black Snapper (Macolor niger)

Also known as Black Beauty, Black Beauty Snapper, Black-and-White Sea Perch, Black-and-White Snapper, Macolor Snapper, Newspaper Fish

Description

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

Found singly or in large schools along channels and steep outer walls of lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and fish.
Juveniles are solitary.
Length - 60cm
Depth - 2-90m
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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/187

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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