Australasian Snapper

By xfernal on 1/10/2017 12:18:54 AM • Rank (2465) • Views 2513
Scientific Name: Pagrus auratus
Ideal Temp: 57-75°F (14-24°C)
Environment: Nearshore, Offshore
Technique: Bottom Fishing
Lure Type: Bottom Rig
World Record: 17.2 kg (37 lb 14 oz) Mottiti Island, New Zealand 02-Nov-1992
The Australasian snapper or silver seabream, Pagrus auratus, is a species of porgie found in coastal waters of Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Japan and New Zealand. Its distribution areas in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres are disjunct.[3] Although it is almost universally known in Australian and New Zealand as snapper, it does not belong to the Lutjanidae family of snappers. It is highly prized as an eating fish.

The Australasian snapper is found on all coasts of New Zealand, especially in the north. In Australia, it is found along the south coast, mainly near Kiama, Berry, Gerringong, Gerroa, Huskisson, Vincentia, and Shoalhaven. It is also found on the coast of Tasmania, but in smaller numbers. The fish spawn in inshore waters and live in rocky areas and reefs of up to 200 m deep. They school, and will migrate between reefs. Larger fish are known to enter estuaries and harbours, for example Port Phillip Bay has a renowned seasonal snapper run.
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