Species: Lutjanus gibbus
English Name: Humpback Red Snapper
Chinese Name: 隆背笛鯛
The Humpback Red Snapper has a distinguished curved spine on its back. Can grow up to a length of 50 cm. Lives in coral reefs and in seagrass beds. Preys on fishes, shrimps, crabs, lobsters, stomatopods, cephalopods, echinoderms and ophiuroids. 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.