A small reef fish caught in Southern to mid Queensland.
How To Identify:
They have the familar look of the Lutjanus family, similar to the mangrove jack or golden snapper. The are pink on the top, even toward red in colour fading to a white belly. They have a distinctive yellow stripe down the middle which makes them easy to identify. They grow to about 45 cm but commonly caught around the 30 cm mark. Being part of the Lutjanus family they are very good eating.
How To Catch:
Not usually targeted they are caught when reef fishing for other species such as snapper or sweetlip. If large enough they make a welcome addition to a bottom bouncing expedition. They will readily take pichards or squid, however love fresh flesh bait.
The Hussar is found from around the Queensland border north to about Townsville.