Bohar Snapper


  • Species Name: Bohar ‍Snapper
  • Family Name: Lutjanidae

Conservation Status

Current Status Conservation Efforts
Near Threatened Regulated fishing and habitat protection


Average Range
Length 80 cm 30 – 120 cm
Weight 8 ‍kg 2 – 15 kg
Average Lifespan 8 – 10 years


  • Regions/Countries: Pacific Ocean, especially around Australia, Japan, and The Philippines.
  • Migration⁤ patterns: No known regular​ migration patterns.


  • Water type: Saltwater
  • Depth‍ range: 0 – 60 meters
  • Temperature range: 22 – 28 °C

When and Where to See

  • Seasonal patterns: Spring and early summer
  • Time of day: Early morning and late evening

Best Fishing Locations

  • The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  • Davao Gulf, Philippines
  • Ishigaki Island, Japan
  • Andaman Sea,⁢ Thailand
  • South China Sea, ⁣Philippines

General Tips

Look for these snappers around reefs and rocky structures, especially where there are strong currents.

How to Catch

  • Preferred‌ bait or lures: Shrimp, squid, and ‍small fish
  • Fishing techniques: ​Bottom fishing, drift fishing,⁤ and popping
  • Best time of day or season for fishing: Early morning or late evening; Spring and summer are the best seasons

Identification Guide

  • Physical characteristics: Silver body with a blue line below the eye, a prominent upper jaw, and large, sharp, canine teeth
  • Comparison with similar species: Bohar snappers are⁤ often mistaken for red bass, but the latter tend to be redder in color and have ‌smaller⁣ eyes

Culinary Usage

How to Cook

Bohar snapper can be grilled, fried, or used in soups. The flesh ⁢is tender and the flavor is mild.

Taste ⁤Profile

The taste of bohar snapper is fresh and mild, with a delicate texture.

Nutritional Information

This fish is high in protein and offers a good supply of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, B, and D, ⁣as well as several minerals,⁤ including calcium and zinc.


Bohar⁢ snapper can be used in a variety of ‌recipes, from traditional fish dishes to exotic Asian cuisines.

Additional Information


Feeding habits: Bohar snappers are​ carnivorous and usually feed on smaller fish, squid and crustaceans. They are aggressive feeders ‍and will compete for food.

Mating⁤ rituals: ‍Bohar snappers are known to spawn in ‍mass synchrony with the lunar⁤ cycle.

Predators and Threats

The main⁣ predators of Bohar snappers include larger fish, sharks, and humans. Overfishing‍ and habitat destruction represent significant threats to the species.

Cultural/ Historical Significance

Bohar snapper hold cultural ​significance in various Pacific⁢ Island communities, where they are essential in traditional fishing practices and cuisines.

References and Further Reading

For more‍ detailed information, refer to species-specific guides, scientific literature,⁤ and dedicated ocean conservation⁢ websites. Always remember to​ contribute to conservation ​efforts and practice sustainable fishing methods.