Lutjanus ehrenbergii

Species: Lutjanus ehrenbergii

English Name: Blackspot Snapper

Chinese Name: 埃氏笛鯛, 寡鱗笛鯛

Family: Lutjanidae


The Blackspot Snapper is characterized by a prominent black spot below the posterior part of its dorsal fin. Can grow up to a length of 35 cm. Lives in very shallow coastal waters. Preys on small fishes and invertebrates. Minor commercialized.

© 2013 Jim Greenfield

© 2013 Jim Greenfield

© 2004 Hermosa, Jr., Gregorio V.

© 2004 Hermosa, Jr., Gregorio V.

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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.