(Macleay, 1882); LUTJANIDAE FAMILY; also called Niugini bass, Papuan black bass, pargo de Papua, vivaneau de Papua, ikan merah
The Papuan black snapper is known only from southern Papua New Guinea from the Port Moresby district to the Fly River. Popularly know as Niugini bass and Papuan black bass, this species is actually a member of the snapper family. It is rated as one of the worlds toughest yet least-known freshwater fishes. The fish inhabits large, snag infested jungle streams and tributaries and may occur in estuaries.
The stocky Papuan black snapper resembles a cross between a...