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Checkered Snapper

( Lutjanus decussatus )

Other names

Checkered Seaperch

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Is a member of the family Lutjanidae (snappers)
  • Can grow to 35cm in length
  • Distinguishing checker pattern and a large black spot on the caudal fin (tail)
  • Found in Australia’s tropical waters from QLD to WA
  • Frequents coral reef environments
  • Solitary or in schools
  • Carnivorous
  • Good eating