Checkered Snapper (Lutjanus decussatus)
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 Limit: 10 inches
Recommended Bait/Lures: Shrimp, small lures, spoons
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
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.