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Moses Perch

Fri, 2014-02-14 17:14

 

Moses Perch - Lutjanus russelli
Fri, 2010-02-19 23:01

Also known as Moses Snapper and Russell's Snapper, Moses Perch are elongate oval fish varying in colour from pinkish red to olive green.  The fins are pink to yellowish.  There is a diffuse dark spot (often faint) below the start of the soft dorsal fin but above the lateral line.  The snout is quite pointed.

Juveniles are similar shape to adults, but silver with four to five golden stripes with a dark spot.   

Moses Perch grow to 2kgs and 50cms. 

They are considered good eating. 

In Australia, Moses Perch are found from Shark Bay Western Australia, around the tropical north then south to Coffs Harbour New South Wales, in depths from 3 - 80 metres.  They inhabit inshore reefs and rocky areas, feeding on benthic invertebrates and fish.

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haha ..Matt, you killed off

Fri, 2014-02-14 20:44

haha ..Matt, you killed off the Fingermark crowd before they even got a chance to write it !

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Finger mark bream

Fri, 2014-02-21 23:32

Finger mark bream

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LOL

Sat, 2014-02-22 10:48

LOL

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Sat, 2014-02-22 11:38

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Matt has got it in one

Sat, 2014-02-22 08:31

Finger mark has no stripes. Caught plenty off dampier.

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