Lutjanus kasmira

Species: Lutjanus kasmira

English Name: Common Bluestripe Snapper

Chinese Name: 四線笛鯛

Family: Lutjanidae

Description:

The Common Bluestripe Snapper is yellowish with usually four blue stripes on its sides. Can grow up to a length of 40 cm. Lives in coral reefs and in seagrass beds around patch reefs. Preys on fishes, shrimps, crabs, stomatopods, cephalopods and planktonic crustaceans. Commercialized for human uses.

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References:

- 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.