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Summary"Commonly called Mangrove Jack within Australia, the Mangrove Red Snapper is a powerful sport fish popular for it's flavour and fighting qualities. As ambush predators, these fish often hide around mangrove roots, fallen trees, rock walls and other snag areas where smaller prey reside for protection. For fishermen, these fish are most easily identified by their explosive run for cover once the hooked snappers take the bait. This initial burst of speed allows the fish to gain protection of the snag areas and the lures/baits are lost. Mature red snappers move into open waters to breed. Though they still remain difficult to catch due to their speed and proximity to sharp reef bottoms, these fish are sometimes landed by bottom fishers with heavy tackles. The mangrove red snapper is a highly regarded table fish with firm, sweet-tasting white flesh."