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Common Name(s): Mangrove Red Snapper
Scientific Name: Lutjanus Argentimaculatus
Local Name(s): Mangrove Jack, [Hk]Chia Zho
Precaution: Harmless
Edible: Yes
CNR Time: 1 min

As the name suggest, this snapper can be commonly found in mangrove swamps of similar habitats. They are well adapted to brackish waters, but can also be found in marine waters. This snapper is also commonly reared in commercial fish farms for which are sold live to restaurants and market or to recreational fishing ponds.

The mangrove snapper have a typical diet like most snappers feeding mostly on small fishes and prawns. They are known to take artificial lures as well. They are considered good quality snapper but farm bred ones tend to have a muddy taste.

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Reference: Fishbase, RMBR


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