Humpback Snapper (Lutjanus gibbus)

Also known as Humpback Red Snapper, Hunched Snapper, Paddletial, Paddletail Sea Perch, Paddletail Snapper, Red Snapper

Description

Also known as Humpback Red Snapper, Hunched Snapper, Paddletial, Paddletail Sea Perch, Paddletail Snapper, Red Snapper.

Found in large dense stationary schools during the day drifting with the current over coastal slopes of coastal reefs.
They feed on fish and invertebrates.
Juveniles found over coral, sand and seagrass beds of shallow sheltered reefs.
Length - 50cm
Depth - 1-150m
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/Lutjanus-gibbus.html

2 comments

  1. Posted by AliFaiz
    October 07, 2011 at 20:56 pm - 1 person found this useful.

    Can someone please let me know if humpback red snapper is farmed anywhere under any commercial aquaculture/ mariculture activity.

  2. Posted by Ali Faiz
    October 07, 2011 at 20:50 pm - 1 person found this useful.

    Can please Someone, let me know if humpback red snapper was ever farmed anywhere.

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