Fish ID: Checkered Snapper

Snapper checkered snapper lutjanus decussatus bal
Family Coral Snapper (LUTJANIDAE)
species Lutjanus decussatus
size To 30cm
locality Seaward reefs
behaviour Solitary or in small groups
range Indo Pacific

Readily identifiable by the brown longitudinal lines and brown bars over the back reminiscent of a Bakewell Pudding. Black spot at base of tail.