Indonesian snapper

Indonesian snapper are mottled crimson and are often mistaken for juvenile saddletail or crimson snapper.

They are good to eat, especially when cooked whole.

Indonesian snapper

Other names

Indonesian sea perch or coastal red snapper.

Where they live

Indonesian snapper can be found around inshore reefs and also offshore up to 80m.


Indonesian snapper can grow to 40cm.

How to catch

If you are catching too many, use larger hooks or change locations.

These fish are highly prone to barotrauma when caught in water deeper than 10m and should not be targeted for catch and release.

Last updated: 27 June 2017