Pink Snapper (Demersal)
Pink Snapper are prized by recreational angles for their delicious taste. Despite its name, it actually belongs to the Sea Bream family and is related to species such as Black Bream and Tarwhine rather than species of the true Snapper family.
Pink Snapper tend to be found in between 20 and 250m of water. They are bottom dwelling but spend some of their lives in the mid to upper water levels. Adults live around reefs and juveniles are common in bays, inlets and estuaries.