|Malabar Blood Snapper|
Local common name:
|Malabar Blood Snapper
Red Snapper, Ang Cho[hokkien], Ikan Merah[Malay]
76 cm TL [max to 100 cm TL]
6.5 kg [max to 8 kg]
12 to 100 m
Coastal & offshore reefs. Feed mainly on fishes.
Mid to high price.
Dorsal profile of head steeply sloped. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Body color, red to orange, including fins & caudal. Young with horizontal lines on sides & black band on caudal peduncle..
Credit goes to surfer, Selarkiller for the usage of his fish photos.
This whopping 6.5 kg, 76 cm Snapper was caught by him on rod using garfish[todak] as bait, on 27 July 2002, off Southern Island of Singapore.
|Since 1 Aug 2002|
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