Stripey snapper

Stripey snapper

Scientific name

Lutjanus caprontatus.

Where they live

Stripey snapper may be found in turbid coastal waters.

Adults inhabit coral reefs in both sheltered waters, estuaries and on outer reef slopes.

Size and age

Stripey snapper can grow to 40cm and live up to 20 years.         

Fishing tips           

Baited hook or jigs depth range 1 - 80m. 

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