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Common Name(s): Spanish Flag Snapper
Scientific Name: Lutjanus Carponotatus
Local Name(s): [Hk]Tngee Boon, [My]Timun
Precaution: Harmless
Edible: Yes
CNR Time: 1 min

This yellow striped snapper is known to be dwelling at the southern islands, where coral reefs thrive. Despite so, they can be still be found along from south-western to eastern coast. They can be typically found in groups at fringes of reefs or drop-offs near rocky shores. The young ones (up to ~400g) will stay near shallow reefs while adults will move into deeper waters (as much as 50ft) with rocky seabeds. Less likely to be found at places with seabed consisting mainly of marine clay.

Small Spanish Flag snappers are aggressive feeders when in groups. However, they can be cautious in feeding during unfavourable current. Typical baits used are small fishes, fish meat and prawns. They can be caught on lures as well.

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Reference: Fishbase, Fishspecies, RMBR


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