Profile updated on 13 November 2020
Emperor red snapper, Red snapper
Kakap Bongkok (local common name in South Sulawesi)
This profile refers to Lutjanus sebae (emperor red snapper) and is locally known in South Sulawesi (Indonesia) as kakap bongkok (kakap = snapper, bongkok = hunchback). L. sebae is caught in multi-species fisheries targeting snappers and groupers (and to a lesser extent, with emperors, sweetlips, and jobfishes species) ((Nuraini 2016), (Nuraini 2017)). Despite its unique local common name, L. sebae is often collectively referred to as kakap merah or bambangan, a common name used for all Lutjanus genus in the trade.
In the official stock assessment, all snappers species are collectively grouped into the 'demersal fish group'. In terms of the Fisheries Management Area, this profile refers to FMA-713 assessment unit that covers Makassar Strait, Bone Bay, Bali Sea, and Flores Sea (under the jurisdiction of 10 provinces). However, in short, we refer it to “Makassar Strait – Flores Sea”. This profile may undergo restructuring in the future as new information comes to light.