Fish ID: Midnight Snapper

Snapper midnight snapper juvenile macolor macularis gbr
Family Coral Snapper (LUTJANIDAE)
species Macolor macularis
size To 60cm
locality Edge of steep slopes and reefs
behaviour Solitary or small groups
range Indo-West Pacific including Northern Australia

Juveniles have black body with broad white stripe down the lateral line; white belly joined by white round the back of the head. White dashes on back already present.