Common names: Red Snapper, Crimson Snapper
Local names: Ang Goi, Chun Goi, Red Snapper, 红鸡 (Hóng jī), Ikan Merah, Merah Pucat
Crimson snappers are good eating fish. Most Zi Chars use Crimson snapper for fish head curry because their supply is more predictable and being a smaller fish, each pot of curry is less expensive than the speciality fish head curry restaurants that use wild caught fish.
They are versatile fishes and are suitable for different cooking methods.