Lutjanus bohar (Forsskål, 1775)
Two-spot red snapper
Langisi,  Two-spot red snapper,  Admon,  Agba-on,  Akana,  Alsis,  Aluman,  Awnan,  Bad-lisan,  Bambangin,  Bambangon,  Bambangun,  Bangayau,  Chinarey,  Dalangdang,  Dapak,  Gingau,  Gingaw,  Guntul,  Kanulo,  Katambak,  Labongan,  Langisi,  Madarag,  Managat,  Mandagat,  Mangagat,  Matangal,  Maya maya,  Maya-maya,  Mayaguno,  Pargito,  Puga,  Pulahan,  Red bass,  Red snapper,  Saging-saging,  Saiya,  Sayungasang,  Sidinean,  Tabon,  Talaiwan,  Tingayog,  Upos-upos,  Uposan,  White spotted red snapper
Lutjanus bohar
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Lutjanidae (Snappers), subfamily: Lutjaninae
Max. size:  90 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 13 kg; max. reported age: 55 years
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 4 - 180 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Marquesas and Line islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Australia. More common around oceanic islands than in continental areas.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Snout somewhat pointed. Dorsal profile of head rounded. Preorbital bone relatively broad; its width usually greater than eye diameter. A deep groove or pit runs from the nostrils to the front of the eye. Preopercular notch and knob moderately developed. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Young and some adults with two silvery-white spots on back. Large adults mostly plain red (Ref. 48635). Description: Body dark reddish brown, stripes dark and faint (in adults), caudal end of body and the tail may be white (in juveniles) mimicking Chromis damselfishes, spots dorsal 2 siilvery-white; pectoral fins upper edge dar; iris yellow. Snout somewhat pointed. Head dorsal profile rounded. Preorbital bone broad, width usually greater than eye diameter. Deep groove or pit from nostrils to front of the eye. Preopercular notch and knob moderately developed. Body large, robust, depth 2.4-2.9 in SL. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above LL. (Ref. 48635, 90102).
Biology:  Adults inhabit coral reefs, including sheltered lagoons and outer reefs (Ref. 30573). Usually found singly, often adjacent to steep outer reef slopes, but occasionally found in groups (Ref. 9710). Feeds mainly on fishes, but also take shrimps, crabs, amphipods, stomatopods, gastropods and urochordates. Large fish from oceanic areas in the western Pacific are often ciguatoxic, e.g., in Tuvalu (Ref. 9513). Utilized fresh and dried-salted (Ref. 9987). Juveniles mimic Chromis damselfishes (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  reports of ciguatera poisoning
Country info:  Known from Siargao Island, Cebu City (Ref. 58652), Lanuza Bay (Ref. 104756), Lake Taal (Ref. 13446), Bongo Island and Paril-Sangay Protected Seascape, Moro Gulf (Ref. 106380). Also Ref. 55, 48613, 53416.

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 08.06.17
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.03.94

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