Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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CAAB: 37346007

Species Lutjanus malabaricus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Saddletail Snapper, Large-mouthed Nannygai, Large-mouthed Sea-perch, Malabar Blood Snapper, Malabar Snapper, Nannygai, Red Bass, Red Bream, Red Emperor, Red Jew, Red Snapper, Saddle-tailed Sea Perch, Saddle-tailed Sea-perch, Saddle-tailed Seaperch, Saddletail Seaperch, Scarlet Emperor, Scarlet Sea Perch, Scarlet Sea-perch, Scarlet Seaperch


Miscellaneous Literature Names




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Shark Bay, WA (25°21'S) to Sydney, NSW (33°50'S); tropical, Indo-west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, marine.


Common Name References

Allan, R. 2002. Australian Fish and How to Catch Them. Sydney : New Holland Publishers (Australia) 394 pp. [302] (Red Emperor)

Allen, G.R. 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Snappers of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Vol. 6. Rome : FAO 208 pp. [102] (FAO) (Malabar Blood Snapper)

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [122] (Saddle-tailed Seaperch)

Grant, E.M. 1975. Guide to Fishes. Brisbane : Queensland Government, Co-ordinator General’s Department 640 pp. [275] (Large-mouthed Nannygai, Scarlet Sea-perch)

Grant, E.M. 1991. Fishes of Australia. Brisbane : EM Grant Pty Ltd 480 pp. [188] (Large-mouthed Sea-perch)

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. [182] (Malabar Snapper)

Marshall, T.C. 1964. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coastal Waters of Queensland. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 566 pp. 136 pls. [185] (Nannygai, Red Bream, Saddle-tailed Sea Perch, Scarlet Emperor, Scarlet Sea Perch)

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1984. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia. Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls. [192] (Saddle-tailed Sea-perch)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. (Saddletail Snapper)

Yearsley, G.K., Last, P.R. & Ward, R.D. (eds) 1999. Australian Seafood Handbook. Hobart : CSIRO Marine Research 460 pp. [242] (Red Bass, Red Jew, Red Snapper, Saddletail Seaperch, Scarlet Seaperch)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
18-Dec-2012 18-Dec-2012 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED