There are two types of Pinjalo species, Pinjalo lewisi and Pinjalo pinjalo. The Pinjalo is a member of the ‘Tropical Snapper’ family Lutjanidae. They are commonly found throughout the waters of the Indo Pacific where they can be found on coral reefs and over rocky bottoms where they form large schools. The body is coloured red and they can have a gold-yellow tinge on the pelvic and anal fins. They are often trawled out of deep waters (100+ metres) and they are considered to be a good eating fish and are an important commercial fish species. Pinjalo grows up to at least 80cm in length with Pinjalo pinjalo being the larger of the two species.