Snapper Pargus Auratus
The Australian Snapper Pagrus auratus are also know as Squire, Old Man Snapper, Pink Snapper, Pinkie, Red Bream, and Nobbie.
A Snapper’s colour varies from reddish pink to reddish bronze on the upper sides and silver white belly. Juvenile snappers’ upper body areas are covered by small neon blue spots which fade as snapper mature. Older fish may develop a hump on the top of the head and more dominant in males. Snapper mature at 3 years of age living for around up to 40 years years and grow up to 130cm at around 20kg.
Habitat Adults are inhabit near offshore reefs and deep water headland areas. Juveniles inhabit estuaries, bays and shallow coastal reefs.
Snapper are found along the Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmanian coasts to depths up to 200m.
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Snapper Size and Bag Limits
Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.