(Image credit: Mark Rosenstein)
Adult Midnight Snapper, also known as a Midnight Seaperch, are a dark fish distinguished from M. niger by their bright yellow-gold iris, yellow-brown head and blue spots and lines. Juvenile Midnight Snapper are black with bright white vertical lines and spots.
Adults are distinguished from Macolor niger by their bright yellow-gold iris, yellow-brown head and blue spots and lines.
Length: to 60cm
Adults found on deep reef slopes associated with seaward reefs, lagoons or channels. Juveniles occur on more protected reef slopes and are often found inside staghorn corals, large sponges or with feather stars; depth 5-90m.
In QLD, log this south of Townsville
Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.
Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following resources:
Stuart-Smith et al. 2015; Russel et al. 2016; CAAB; Allen 1997; Randall, Allen & Steene 1997; Reef Life Survey; Kuiter 1996.
http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1244; http://reeflifesurvey.com/species/macolor-macularis; http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/194348/0