Checkered Snapper (Lutjanus decussatus)

bangalaw fish

Checkered Snapper caught off Mactan Island

Common Name:  Snapper

Local Name: ??  (Tagalog), Bangalaw (Bisaya)

Max Size:  35 cm

Biodiversity: Marine, Reef Associated

Depth:  2 – 35 m

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Minimum Size Limit10 inches

Recommended Bait/Lures:  Shrimp, small lures, spoons

IUCN Red List StatusLeast Concern (LC)

snapper species

Wayne’s Checkered Snapper from Romblon

The checkered snapper is another of the small snapper species found often along the coastlines of the Philippines.  Like other snapper species they are a good food fish.   They can be caught on a variety of lures and bait typically around reefs and and rocky coastlines.

Here is a plump little Checkered Snapper caught in Puerto Galera, Mindoro.  This was caught from the shore on a small silver minnow lure.

Posted on June 8, 2011, in Snapper (Maya Maya). Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: