Species: Lutjanus quinquelineatus
English Name: Five-lined Snapper
Chinese Name: 五線笛鯛
The Five-lined Snapper are generally bright yellow, including fins, with a series of blue stripes on the side. There is also a round black spot located below the anterior most soft dorsal rays, and is about the size of the eye or larger. Can grow up to a length of 38 cm. Lives in sheltered lagoons and exposed, outer slope coral reefs. Preys on fishes and crustaceans. Commercialized for human use.
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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.