Lutjanus lutjanus

Species: Lutjanus lutjanus

English Name: Bigeye Snapper

Chinese Name: 正笛鯛, 黃笛鯛

Family: Lutjanidae

Description:

The Bigeye Snapper has a silvery white body, with a broad yellow stripe running along the side from the eye to the caudal fin base. There is also a series of faint narrow yellow horizontal lines on the lower half of the body. The fins are pale yellow to whitish. Can grow up to a length of 35 cm. Lives in offshore coral reefs and trawling grounds. Preys on fishes and crustaceans. Highly commercialized for human uses.

© 2013 Greenfield, Jim

© 2013 Greenfield, Jim

© 2010 Bernard DUPONT

© 2010 Bernard DUPONT

© 2005 Richard Ling

© 2005 Richard Ling

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References:

- Lei, Kampeng; Yang, Tingbao; Leung, Cheewah; Huang, Xiao. 1999. Fishes of Macao. Maritime Museum. Association for Promotion of Science and Technology of Macao.

- 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.