Striped Snapper ( Lutjanus carponotatus )
Common Name: Striped Snapper, Spanish Flag Snapper, Gold Band Snapper, Stripey,
Local Name: Alsis (Tagalog); Bad-lisan (Cebuano)
Max Size: 40 cm
Depth: 1 – 80 meters
Fishing Season: All Year Long
Minimum Size Limit: None
Recommended Bait/Lures: Shrimp, small fish, lures, small jigs
IUCN Red List Status: (NE) Not Evaluated
The Stripey is one of our small species of schooling snapper that can be found throughout the islands around reefs, slopes, and bays. They often school is large numbers up to 20 or 30 individuals. Their golden colored lateral lines distinguish them from other species of snapper which have similar size and body shape. These are not one of the most common species to be caught on rod and reel though occasionally they can be. Have you caught a stripey here in the Philippines? If so please send us your photos.
(Currently no Philippine record for this Species)
IGFA World Record at time of publication of this article: .68 kgs Caught in Singapore by Steve Wozniak, 2010.