Snapper saddletail

 Saddletail snapper

Scientific name

Lutjanus malabaricus.

Where they live

Adults live around coastal and offshore reefs and hard mud areas of the Arafura Sea. 

Larger fish live in deeper waters.

Size and age

They can grow to 100cm, over 15kg and live for up to 31 years.

Fishing tips

Baited hook or jigs.

Snapper saddletail are highly prone to barotrauma when caught from depths greater than 10m and should not be targeted for catch and release.

Last updated: 12 December 2017