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Chinaman Snapper ( Symphorus nematophorus )

snapper species of the Philippines

Common Name Snapper, Chinaman Fish, Chinaman Cod

Local Name:  Maya-Maya (Tagalog); 

Max Size:  100 cm (14 kgs)


Depth: 15 – 100 meters

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Minimum Size Limit:  None

Recommended Bait/Lures:  Shrimp, Crabs, small fish, lures, small jigs

IUCN Red List Status:  (LC) Least Concern

Here is a species of snapper that can be found around the Philippines.  It is fairly uncommon however in terms of how often it is caught.  These pics were sent to us from Patrick in Palawan who caught this fish while spearfishing.  If you have ever caught a fish like this or if you have any information regarding this species please contact us.  patrick hung with snapper