Species: Lutjanus fulvus
English Name: Blacktail Snapper
Chinese Name: 焦黃笛鯛, 黃足笛鯛
The Blacktail Snapper is generally tan or brownish to pale yellow-white. Has scales with brownish to yellow margins. The caudal and dorsal fins are blackish with narrow white margins, as for the anal pectoral and pelvic fins are yellow. Can grow up to a length of 40 cm. Lives in lagoon and semi-protected seaward reefs. Preys on fishes, shrimps, crabs, holothurians and cephalopods. Commercialized for human uses.
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- Allen, G.R., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 6. Snappers of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(6):208 p. Rome: FAO.