Lutjanus fulviflamma (Forsskål, 1775)
Dory snapper
Alum,  Blackspot snapper,  Maya-maya,  Pikaan,  Admon,  Agba-on,  Alsis,  Aluman,  Arungan,  Awnan,  Ayungan,  Bad-lisan,  Bahaba,  Bahabas,  Bambangon,  Bangayau,  Black-spot seaperch,  Dalangdang,  Dapak,  Darag-darag,  Gingau,  Gingaw,  Ilahan,  Islawan,  Kamatisan,  Kanulo,  Katambak,  Labongan,  Labungan,  Langisi,  Madarag,  Managat,  Mandagat,  Matangal,  Maya maya,  Maya-maya,  Mayaguno,  Pargito,  Puga,  Pulahan,  Saging-saging,  Saiya,  Sayungasang,  Sidinean,  Sidingan,  Tabon,  Taldukan,  Talingan,  Tambel,  Tandain,  Tuldukan
Lutjanus fulviflamma
photo by Field, R.

Family:  Lutjanidae (Snappers), subfamily: Lutjaninae
Max. size:  35 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 23 years
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 35 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Red Sea (Ref. 4320), Persian Gulf (Ref. 94051) and East Africa to Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Dorsal profile of head moderately sloped. Preorbital bone about equal in width to eye diameter or slightly less. Preopercular notch and knob poorly developed. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Generally whitish or light brown, darker on the upper portion of the side and head. A series of six or seven horizontal yellow stripes runs on the side, mainly below the lateral line. The belly, most of the caudal peduncle, and fins are yellowish. A prominent black spot is on the lateral line below the first few soft dorsal fin rays (Ref. 469?). Juveniles with a black stripe over snout and through the eye, and a round to elongated black side spot. Adult with a more elongated side-spot and reduced in size proportionally to total length and several yellow lines along lower sides (Ref. 48635). Body depth 2.6-2.9 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Adults inhabit coral reefs (Ref. 30573, 58652), usually in schools on coastal reefs and in deep lagoons (Ref. 48635). Often in large aggregations with Lutjanus kasmira and Lutjanus lutjanus (Ref. 9710). Juveniles are sometimes found in mangrove estuaries or in the lower reaches of freshwater streams. Feed mainly on fishes, shrimps, crabs and other crustaceans (Ref. 30573). Neither anterolateral glandular groove nor venom gland is present (Ref. 57406). Current information in the table (dangerous fish) do not match; needs verification.
IUCN Red List Status: (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  reports of ciguatera poisoning
Country info:  Known from Siargao Island (Ref. 58652), San Juan, Batangas (Ref. 107854), Lanuza Bay (Ref. 104756), Leyte Gulf (Ref. 68980), and Bantayan Is. in northern Cebu (Ref. 114734). Museum: Taytay fish market, FRLM 12144. Also Ref. 55, 48613.

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 27.03.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.03.94

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