snapper / Pargo
Es: Pargo gringo
Fr: Vivaneau garance
In: Pacific red snapper
Ecuador: Pargo liso, Pargo rojo, Gringo
México: Huachinango, Pargo colorado,
Red snapper, Pargo rojo
Simile of international
Lutjanus guttatus, L. Colorado, L. campechanus.
Its distribution goes from 32° 43’ N to 06°
00’ S in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
Habitat and biology:
It is found in waters of the continental platform (habitat
bentonic) in soft bottonms and reefs, up to 80 m of
depth. It feeds on fish and crustaceans – as the
swimming crab (Euphylax dovii). Wich is used as live
Its mean length is 50 cm (TL).
Esmeraldas, Tonchigue, Muisne, Jama, Manta, San Mateo,
Puerto López, Santa Rosa, and Anconcito.
Types of fisheries:
All year round. There is greater availability during
periods of event (ENSO).
It does not exist a real estimate, however, the annual
unloading average for all the species of the family
Lutjanidae is 310 tons.
Types of vessel:
Fiberglass and wood boats.
Of the species snappers present in Ecuador, the Pacific
red snapper (lutjanus peru) with the Spotted rose snapper
(L. guttatus), are the two species used for the for
the export market.
The flesh of both species present a firm texture of
white color and very good quality.
With head and tail, Gutted.
Fillets skin on and boneless.
Waxed cardboard boxes, insulated, plastic liner, with
Waxed cardboard boxes, insulated, plastic liner, vacuum
packed with gel packs.
Fillets 50 - 53
Proximate composition (%)
Moisture: 73.6 – 76.9
Fat: 0.6 – 4.5
Protein: 20.5 – 20.8