Snapper (Lutjanus sp.)
Changi, 14th February 2014

This snapper likely originated from the fish farms situated off the northeastern coast of mainland Singapore; massive numbers of fishes being raised in these aquaculture facilities died during the mass mortality event which took place in the eastern Straits of Johor in early February.

Several species of snapper occur in Singapore’s coastal waters, and are also raised for human consumption in offshore fish farms. This particular snapper might belong to one of the following species:

Mangrove Red Snapper (Lutjanus argentimaculatus)

Malabar Blood Snapper (Lutjanus malabaricus)

John’s Snapper or Golden Snapper (Lutjanus johnii)

Crimson Snapper (Lutjanus erythropterus)