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.

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

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