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Crimson Seaperch | Red Snapper (Lutjanus erythropterus) Photographs and Information



The Red Snapper is also known as  crimson snapper, red snapper, saddletail seaperch, scarlet snapper, seaperch (Qld, NT)

Lutjanus erythropterus is found in Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Oman to southeast Asia, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. This species has been referred to as Lutjanus malabaricus or Lutjanus altifrontalis by many recent authors. Occurrence in the Red Sea needs confirmation.

Dorsal spines (total): 11 - 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12 - 14; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 9. Deep-bodied. Dorsal profile of head sloped. Length of upper jaw smaller than distance bet. base of last dorsal and anal rays. Preorbital bone usually narrower than eye diameter. Preopercular notch and knob poorly developed. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Juveniles with an oblique band extending from mouth to beginning of dorsal fin and a black spot at the caudal peduncle. 

Habitat: Saltwater and estuarine. Often caught near reefs, but some species more common on offshore trawling grounds

Red Snapper (Lutjanus erythropterus)

Map showing where red snapper, sea perches are found in Australian waters.

Scientific Name Lutjanus erythropterus
Location

Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Oman to southeast Asia, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. This species has been referred to as Lutjanus malabaricus or Lutjanus altifrontalis by many recent authors. Occurrence in the Red Sea needs confirmation.

Size

81.6 cm FL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 8 years.

 

Nutritional Information
For every 100 grams raw product
for Seaperch fillet.

Kilojoules 404
Cholesterol 21 mg
Sodium 85 mg
Total fat (oil) 1.60 g
Saturated fat 31% of total fat
Protein 20.30 g
Polyunsaturated fat 53% of total fat
Omega-3, EPA 11 mg
Omega-3, DHA 117 mg
Omega-6, AA 38 mg


Fishing for Red Snapper | Crimson Seaperch | Snapper Fishing:

 

Tropical Red Snappers, Fresh Chilled on Ice

They inhabit trawling grounds and reefs. They are present over shoals, rubble, corals, large epibenthos, hard or sandy mud substrates and offshore reefs. Juveniles from about 2.5 cm length inhabit shallow waters over muddy substrates. Feed on a broad range of prey dominated by fish, and with small amounts of crustaceans, cephalopods and other benthic invertebrates. They forage mostly at night). They are marketed either gilled and gutted, whole as fillets, as fresh chilled or frozen product. Bait for Snapper:  Saltwater prawns & shrimp, crabs, saltwater yabbies (nippers), shellfish including pippies, mussels, abalone, clams and oysters, squid, octopus, cunjevoi, live fish, whole dead fish, cut fish flesh.  

 


Cooking Red Snapper | Crimson Seaperch:

Snapper - A mild to medium sweet flavoured fish, with firm white flesh and a low oil content. Snapper are easy to fillet, and the bones are large, and easily removed. A very versatile fish, for pan frying, barbeques, grilling or broiling, steaming and baking. Seaperches are medium-priced finfish.


Commercial Fishing for Red Snapper | Crimson Seaperch:

Wild caught, Some species, such as golden seaperch (Lutjanus johnii), show potential for aquaculture. Commercial operators are authorised to use baited traps and vertical lines, including hand lines and drop lines. Prior to 1999, most operators in the fishery used drop lines. The principal species landed in the Finfish Trawl Fishery are red snappers (Lutjanus malabaricus and L. erythropterus). Products from this fishery are marketed primarily as whole fresh fish, mostly on the Australian domestic market. Exporters, importers, wholesale suppliers of Red Snapper listed.


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