Fish ID: Snapper

Bream snapper chrysophrys auratus lei
Family Bream (SPARIDAE)
species Chrysophrys auratus
size To 100cm
locality Adults: deep coastal reefs
behaviour Solitary
range Sub-tropical and temperate waters of Autralia and NZ

Solid looking fish, with big head and bulky front of body. Silvery colour. Juveniles have bright blue spots over back and sides.