What's been spotted in Tasmania?


Chrysophrys auratus

Hooked while drifting for flathead, released after a photo.

Depth 15m
Chrysophrys auratus

About this species

Mature snapper are pink and appear to have a convex forehead in larger adults. Juveniles have blue spots over the body. Snapper have strong jaws and dorsal spines capable of breaking off in a wound.Snapper are common in the north and becoming more common in the south. Log this species only if you spot it south of Maria Island in TAS, or North of Mackay in QLD. Read more…

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