Body deep, compressed; dorsal fin long based; scales covering space between the eyes; jaws with peg-like teeth at the front and molars at the rear. Adults develop a hump-headed appearance with age. Silvery-pink to pinkish-red with small bright blue spots. To 1.3 m.
Snapper is Victoria's most popular recreational finfish. Juveniles settle in seagrass beds and move into rocky areas as they grow. Adults roam freely, occasionally migrating out of the bay.
Widespread on rocky reefs in bays and along the coast, in depths of 0-200 m.
New Zealand and Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed