Black Snapper ( Lutjanus goldiei )


Nice Black Snapper caught in Mindanao

Common Name:   Snapper, Nuguini Bass, Papuan Snapper, Black Bass

Local Name Maya Maya, Pargo  (Tagalog), Ahaan, Pantahan, Mangagat (Cebuano)

Max Size:  100 cm (19.2 kgs)

BiodiversityMarine, Brackish, Freshwater, Benthopelagic

Depth:  1 – ?? m

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Minimum Size Limit:  15 inches

Recommended Bait/Lures:  Shrimp, small fish and crustaceans; Jigs, lures

IUCN Red List Status:  Not Evaluated (NE)

This species is somewhat rare here in the Philippines.  The more commonly caught snapper when shore fishing are Mangrove Snappers.  The Black Snapper are very similar in look and color to the Mangrove Snapper the main difference however being the black color and yellow trim on the fins.  I have identified this as Lutjanus goldiei however there is a possibility this is another species.

Mark's 3kg Snapper from Dipolog

Mark’s 3kg Snapper from Dipolog


Philippine Rod and Reel Record:

Angler:  Mark Omilig

Location: Dipolog City, Mindanao

Date:  September 24, 2015

Weight: 13 kilograms


Bait:  crab


Posted on March 5, 2014, in Snapper (Maya Maya). Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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