Midnight Snapper (Juvenile) (Macolor Macularis)

Also known as Black-and-White Seaperch, Black-and-White Snapper, Midnight Seaperch, Newspaperfish, Seaperch

Description

Also known as Black-and-White Seaperch, Black-and-White Snapper, Midnight Seaperch, Newspaperfish, Seaperch.

Found singly or in loose schools over reef channels, slopes and walls of lagoons and coral reefs rich in coral growth.
They feed nocturnally on zooplankton.
Juveniles found amongst the branches of feather stars, sponges and staghorn corals.
Length - 60cm
Depth - 3-90m
Widespread Western 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/186

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 Midnight Snapper (Juvenile). Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

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