Where they live
Adults are often found in groups around coral reefs.
Juveniles and young adults are commonly found in mangrove estuaries tidal creeks.
Mangrove jack eventually migrate offshore to deeper reef areas, sometimes penetrating to depths in excess of 100m.
Mangrove jack have been known to grow to 104cm, weigh 14.5kg and live for up to 39 years.
Baited hook or lure.
Mangrove jack are highly prone to barotrauma when caught from depths greater than 10m and should not be targeted for catch and release.
Last updated: 14 November 2017