Mangrove Red Snapper (Lutjanus argentimaculatus)

Also known as Dog Bream, Creek Red Bream, Dog Bream, Grey Snapper, Malabar Red Snapper, Mangrove Jack, Mangrove Jack Reddish Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Purple Sea Perch, Red Bass, Red Bream, Red Perch, Red Reef Bream, Red Snapper, River Roman, River Snapper, Rock Barramundi, Silver Snapper, Silver-spotted Grey Snapper, Yellow Snapper

Description

Also known as Dog Bream, Creek Red Bream, Dog Bream, Grey Snapper, Malabar Red Snapper, Mangrove Jack, Mangrove Jack Reddish Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Purple Sea Perch, Red Bass, Red Bream, Red Perch, Red Reef Bream, Red Snapper, River Roman, River Snapper, Rock Barramundi, Silver Snapper, Silver-spotted Grey Snapper, Yellow Snapper.

Found singly or in schools around corals over in-shore and outer reefs.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans and small fish.
Juveniles found in tidal creeks, mangrove estuaries and lower reaches of streams.
Length - 120cm
Depth - 1-120m
Widespread Mediterranean, Indo-West 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-argentimaculatus.htm

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