Moses Snapper (Lutjanus russellii)

Also known as Fingermark Bream, John's Snapper, Moses Perch, Moses Sea Perch, Onespot Snapper, Red Bream, Russell's Onespot Snapper, Russell's Sea Perch, Russell's Snapper, Sea Bream, Spotted-scale Sea Perch

Description

Also known as Fingermark Bream, John's Snapper, Moses Perch, Moses Sea Perch, Onespot Snapper, Red Bream, Russell's Onespot Snapper, Russell's Sea Perch, Russell's Snapper, Sea Bream, Spotted-scale Sea Perch.

Found singly or in schools over coral and rocky areas of inshore and offshore coral reefs.
They feed on small fish and benthic invertebrates.
Juveniles found in estuaries, mangroves and lower reaches of streams.
Length - 50cm
Depth - 3-80m
Widespread Western Pacific

Most members of Lethrinidae are able to rapidly switch on and off dark mottled patterns, spots and bars to deter predators. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/176

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