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Darktail Snapper

( Lutjanus lemniscatus )

Other names

Dark-tailed Seaperch, Maroon Sea-perch, Yellowstreaked Snapper, Crimson Sea-perch

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Is a member of the family Lutjanidae (snappers)
  • Can grow to 65cm in length
  • Found in Australia’s tropical waters from QLD to WA
  • Frequents coral reefs and adjacent sandy/muddy areas
  • Solitary or in schools
  • Will take fillet baits and squid
  • Carnivorous
  • Good eating