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The Chinamanfish, Symphorus nematophorus, is a species of snapper native to the western Pacific Ocean. This species is an inhabitant of coral reefs and can be found at depths from 20 to 100 m (66 to 328 ft). This species grows to a length of 100 cm (39 in), though most are only around 35 cm (14 in). The greatest recorded weight for a member of this species is 13.2 kg (29 lb). It is important to commercial fisheries, though Australia has banned the sale of this fish due to the frequency with which it causes ciguatera poisoning. It is also sought out as a game fish. This species is the only known member of its genus. Learn more about Threadfin Snapper


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Animalia: Chordata: Perciformes: Actinopterygii: Lutjanidae: Symphorus nematophorus

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