(Image credit: Ian Shaw)
Maori Snapper are silvery green-blue with long narrow light blue lines on the face, small light blue spots across the body and tail and yellow-green fins. This fish may have a darkish green vertical bar over the shoulder which fades with age.
Length: to 80cm.
Adults found on deep coastal slopes. Juveniles exist in shallow algae-reef flats, often near freshwater runoff; depth 10-100m.
Log it south of Fraser/Stradbroke Islands
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; Reef Life Survey; Australian Faunal Directory.
http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/564; http://reeflifesurvey.com/species/lutjanus-rivulatus/; http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/194356/0