Moses snapper

Moses snapper 

Scientific name

Lutjanus russelii.

Where they live

Adults inhabit offshore coral reefs and also inshore rocky and coral reefs. 

Juveniles are found in mangrove estuaries and lower reaches of freshwater streams.

Size and age

Moses snapper can grow to 50cm.

Fishing tips

Baited hook or jigs.

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