- Scale rows above lateral line obliquely positioned
- Vomerine tooth patch lacking posterior extension
- Preopercular notch indistinct
Silvery yellowish to pinkish, usually with a black spot on lateral line below dorsal-fin soft rays; fins yellow.
Up to 55 cm TL.
Indo-West Pacific in tropical waters.
Coral reefs near caves, from 5 to at least 50 m depth.
Feeds primarily on fishes, but also on benthic crustaceans. Onespot snapper are usually solitary, but are occasionally found in small groups. In waters of Papua New Guinea 50% of females were estimated to reach maturity at 32.0 cm TL.1 Age of maturity is estimated at 3 years.2 Onespot snapper are a medium sized snapper and have an estimated maximum age of 13 years.3
Caught with handlines, traps and gill nets.
- 1.Longenecker K, Langston R, Bolick H, Kondio U, Mulrooney M. Six-year baseline information: size structure and reproduction of exploited reef fishes before establishing a management plan at Kamiali Wildlife Management Area, Papua New Guinea [Internet]. Bishop Museum Technical Report; 2014. Available from: https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.1139.6089
- 2.Martinez-Andrade F. A comparison of life histories and ecological aspects among snappers (Pisces: Lutjanidae) [Internet]. 2003. Available from: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3270&context=gradschool_dissertations
- 3.Munro JJ, Williams DDm. Assessment and management of coral reef fisheries: biological, environmental and socio-economic aspects. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Coral Reef Congress, Tahiti . 1985. p. 544–80.