Other identification tools | FishBase

Fish Identification: Find Species


Family: Lutjanidae Snappers



(See list of species below)



Select Class:     Select Order:   
Select Family: Subfamily:     Select Genus:

Select Ocean (marine/brackish) or Continent (freshwater):
                                                          Specify a country:

Total number of spines in dorsal and anal fins (optional)


110 species (see list below)

1 of 1 Jump to:

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Aphareus furca (Lacepède, 1801)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Aphareus furca
[Small toothed jobfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Aphareus rutilans Cuvier, 1830

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Aphareus rutilans
[Rusty jobfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 112 cm TL
Aprion virescens Valenciennes, 1830

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Aprion virescens
[Green jobfish]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Apsilus dentatus Guichenot, 1853

Photo by FAO
 
Apsilus dentatus
[Black snapper]

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Apsilus fuscus Valenciennes, 1830

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Apsilus fuscus
[African forktail snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 127 cm FL
Etelis carbunculus Cuvier, 1828

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Etelis carbunculus
[Deep-water red snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Etelis coruscans Valenciennes, 1862

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Etelis coruscans
[Deepwater longtail red snapper]

Photo by Romine, J.G.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Etelis oculatus (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Romine, J.G.
 
Etelis oculatus
[Queen snapper]

Photo by Luchavez, T.F.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm SL
Etelis radiosus Anderson, 1981

Photo by Luchavez, T.F.
 
Etelis radiosus
[Pale snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 92 cm TL
Hoplopagrus guentherii Gill, 1862

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Hoplopagrus guentherii
[Mexican barred snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Lipocheilus carnolabrum (Chan, 1970)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lipocheilus carnolabrum
[Tang's snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Lutjanus adetii (Castelnau, 1873)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus adetii
[Yellow-banded snapper]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 139 cm TL
Lutjanus agennes Bleeker, 1863

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Lutjanus agennes
[African red snapper]

Photo by Pereira, P.H.C.

Southwestern Atlantic
Max. Length 24.3 cm SL
Lutjanus alexandrei Moura & Lindeman, 2007

Photo by Pereira, P.H.C.
 
Lutjanus alexandrei
[]

Photo by Cada, L.A.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lutjanus ambiguus (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Cada, L.A.
 
Lutjanus ambiguus
[Ambiguous snapper]

Photo by Bryan, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 94 cm TL
Lutjanus analis (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Bryan, D.
 
Lutjanus analis
[Mutton snapper]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 67.2 cm TL
Lutjanus apodus (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Lutjanus apodus
[Schoolmaster snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Lutjanus aratus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus aratus
[Mullet snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Lutjanus argentimaculatus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus argentimaculatus
[Mangrove red snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 71 cm TL
Lutjanus argentiventris (Peters, 1869)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus argentiventris
[Yellow snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Lutjanus bengalensis (Bloch, 1790)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus bengalensis
[Bengal snapper]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Lutjanus biguttatus (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Lutjanus biguttatus
[Two-spot banded snapper]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Lutjanus bitaeniatus (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Lutjanus bitaeniatus
[Indonesian snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Lutjanus bohar (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus bohar
[Two-spot red snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Lutjanus boutton (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus boutton
[Moluccan snapper]

Photo by Duarte, L.O.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Lutjanus buccanella (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Duarte, L.O.
 
Lutjanus buccanella
[Blackfin snapper]

Photo by Cox, C.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Lutjanus campechanus (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Cox, C.
 
Lutjanus campechanus
[Northern red snapper]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lutjanus carponotatus (Richardson, 1842)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Lutjanus carponotatus
[Spanish flag snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lutjanus coeruleolineatus (Rüppell, 1838)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus coeruleolineatus
[Blueline snapper]

Photo by IGFA

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Lutjanus colorado Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by IGFA
 
Lutjanus colorado
[Colorado snapper]

Photo by Estrada Anaya, R.A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 160 cm TL
Lutjanus cyanopterus (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Estrada Anaya, R.A.
 
Lutjanus cyanopterus
[Cubera snapper]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Lutjanus decussatus (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Lutjanus decussatus
[Checkered snapper]

Photo by Camrrubi, J.-F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Lutjanus dentatus (Duméril, 1861)

Photo by Camrrubi, J.-F.
 
Lutjanus dentatus
[African brown snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Lutjanus dodecacanthoides (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus dodecacanthoides
[Sunbeam snapper]

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Lutjanus ehrenbergii (Peters, 1869)

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Lutjanus ehrenbergii
[Blackspot snapper]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Lutjanus endecacanthus Bleeker, 1863

Photo by FAO
 
Lutjanus endecacanthus
[Guinea snapper]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 81.6 cm FL
Lutjanus erythropterus Bloch, 1790

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Lutjanus erythropterus
[Crimson snapper]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Lutjanus fulgens (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Lutjanus fulgens
[Golden African snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Lutjanus fulviflamma (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus fulviflamma
[Dory snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lutjanus fulvus (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus fulvus
[Blacktail snapper]

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand

Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lutjanus fuscescens (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Lutjanus fuscescens
[Freshwater snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Lutjanus gibbus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus gibbus
[Humpback red snapper]

Photo by Sheaves, M.

Oceania
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Lutjanus goldiei (Macleay, 1882)

Photo by Sheaves, M.
 
Lutjanus goldiei
[Papuan black snapper]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Lutjanus goreensis (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Lutjanus goreensis
[Gorean snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 89 cm TL
Lutjanus griseus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus griseus
[Grey snapper]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Lutjanus guilcheri Fourmanoir, 1959

Photo by FAO
 
Lutjanus guilcheri
[Yellowfin red snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Lutjanus guttatus (Steindachner, 1869)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus guttatus
[Spotted rose snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22.6 cm SL
Lutjanus indicus Allen, White & Erdmann, 2013

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus indicus
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Lutjanus inermis (Peters, 1869)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus inermis
[Golden snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 128 cm TL
Lutjanus jocu (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus jocu
[Dog snapper]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 97 cm TL
Lutjanus johnii (Bloch, 1792)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Lutjanus johnii
[John's snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Lutjanus jordani (Gilbert, 1898)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus jordani
[Jordan's snapper]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lutjanus kasmira (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Lutjanus kasmira
[Common bluestripe snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Lutjanus lemniscatus (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus lemniscatus
[Yellowstreaked snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lutjanus lunulatus (Park, 1797)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus lunulatus
[Lunartail snapper]

Photo by Greenfield, J.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Lutjanus lutjanus Bloch, 1790

Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Lutjanus lutjanus
[Bigeye snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Lutjanus madras (Valenciennes, 1831)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus madras
[Indian snapper]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 48 cm TL
Lutjanus mahogoni (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Lutjanus mahogoni
[Mahogany snapper]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Lutjanus malabaricus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Lutjanus malabaricus
[Malabar blood snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Lutjanus maxweberi Popta, 1921

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus maxweberi
[Pygmy snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Lutjanus mizenkoi Allen & Talbot, 1985

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus mizenkoi
[Samoan snapper]

Photo by Rusconi, G.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Lutjanus monostigma (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Rusconi, G.
 
Lutjanus monostigma
[One-spot snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Lutjanus notatus (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus notatus
[Bluestriped snapper]

Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 170 cm TL
Lutjanus novemfasciatus Gill, 1862

Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.
 
Lutjanus novemfasciatus
[Pacific dog snapper]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Lutjanus ophuysenii (Bleeker, 1860)

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Lutjanus ophuysenii
[Spotstripe snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 25.9 cm SL
Lutjanus papuensis Allen, White & Erdmann, 2013

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus papuensis
[Papuan snapper]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 95 cm TL
Lutjanus peru (Nichols & Murphy, 1922)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Lutjanus peru
[Pacific red snapper]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Lutjanus purpureus (Poey, 1866)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Lutjanus purpureus
[Southern red snapper]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Lutjanus quinquelineatus (Bloch, 1790)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Lutjanus quinquelineatus
[Five-lined snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Lutjanus rivulatus (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus rivulatus
[Blubberlip snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Lutjanus rufolineatus (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus rufolineatus
[Yellow-lined snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Lutjanus russellii (Bleeker, 1849)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus russellii
[Russell's snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Lutjanus sanguineus (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus sanguineus
[Humphead snapper]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 116 cm FL
Lutjanus sebae (Cuvier, 1816)

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Lutjanus sebae
[Emperor red snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Lutjanus semicinctus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus semicinctus
[Black-banded snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Lutjanus stellatus Akazaki, 1983

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus stellatus
[Star snapper]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Lutjanus synagris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Lutjanus synagris
[Lane snapper]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Lutjanus timoriensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Lutjanus timoriensis
[Timor snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Lutjanus viridis (Valenciennes, 1846)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus viridis
[Blue and gold snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lutjanus vitta (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus vitta
[Brownstripe red snapper]

Photo by Bryan, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 83 cm TL
Lutjanus vivanus (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Bryan, D.
 
Lutjanus vivanus
[Silk snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Macolor macularis Fowler, 1931

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Macolor macularis
[Midnight snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Macolor niger (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Macolor niger
[Black and white snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 86.3 cm TL
Ocyurus chrysurus (Bloch, 1791)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ocyurus chrysurus
[Yellowtail snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Paracaesio caerulea (Katayama, 1934)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Paracaesio caerulea
[Japanese snapper]

Photo by Cada, L.A.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm SL
Paracaesio gonzalesi Fourmanoir & Rivaton, 1979

Photo by Cada, L.A.
 
Paracaesio gonzalesi
[Vanuatu snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Paracaesio kusakarii Abe, 1960

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Paracaesio kusakarii
[Saddle-back snapper]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 27.5 cm SL

 
Paracaesio paragrapsimodon
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 48 cm TL
Paracaesio sordida Abe & Shinohara, 1962

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Paracaesio sordida
[Dirty ordure snapper]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Paracaesio stonei Raj & Seeto, 1983

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Paracaesio stonei
[Cocoa snapper]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 42.9 cm SL

 
Paracaesio waltervadi
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Paracaesio xanthura (Bleeker, 1869)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Paracaesio xanthura
[Yellowtail blue snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 51.3 cm NG
Parapristipomoides squamimaxillaris (Kami, 1973)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parapristipomoides squamimaxillaris
[Scalemouth jobfish]

Photo by Honeycutt, K.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Pinjalo lewisi Randall, Allen & Anderson, 1987

Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Pinjalo lewisi
[Slender pinjalo]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Pinjalo pinjalo (Bleeker, 1850)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pinjalo pinjalo
[Pinjalo]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 56 cm TL
Pristipomoides aquilonaris (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Pristipomoides aquilonaris
[Wenchman]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Pristipomoides argyrogrammicus (Valenciennes, 1832)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pristipomoides argyrogrammicus
[Ornate jobfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Pristipomoides auricilla (Jordan, Evermann & Tanaka, 1927)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pristipomoides auricilla
[Goldflag jobfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Pristipomoides filamentosus (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pristipomoides filamentosus
[Crimson jobfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Pristipomoides flavipinnis Shinohara, 1963

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pristipomoides flavipinnis
[Golden eye jobfish]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 23.3 cm TL
Pristipomoides freemani Anderson, 1966

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Pristipomoides freemani
[Slender wenchman]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Pristipomoides macrophthalmus (Müller & Troschel, 1848)

Photo by FAO
 
Pristipomoides macrophthalmus
[Cardinal snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Pristipomoides multidens (Day, 1871)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pristipomoides multidens
[Goldbanded jobfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 79 cm TL
Pristipomoides sieboldii (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pristipomoides sieboldii
[Lavender jobfish]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Pristipomoides typus Bleeker, 1852

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Pristipomoides typus
[Sharptooth jobfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Pristipomoides zonatus (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pristipomoides zonatus
[Oblique-banded snapper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Randallichthys filamentosus (Fourmanoir, 1970)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Randallichthys filamentosus
[Randall's snapper]

Photo by Cox, C.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Rhomboplites aurorubens (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Cox, C.
 
Rhomboplites aurorubens
[Vermilion snapper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Symphorichthys spilurus (Günther, 1874)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Symphorichthys spilurus
[Sailfin snapper]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Symphorus nematophorus (Bleeker, 1860)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Symphorus nematophorus
[Chinamanfish]
110 Species of Family Lutjanidae
(Snappers)
Sort by: Species Length Year
1 of 1 Jump to:
Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1801 Aphareus furca Small toothed jobfish Indo-Pacific 70 TL
1830 Aphareus rutilans Rusty jobfish Indo-Pacific 110 TL
1830 Aprion virescens Green jobfish Indo-Pacific 112 TL
1853 Apsilus dentatus Black snapper Western Central Atlantic 65 TL
1830 Apsilus fuscus African forktail snapper Eastern Atlantic 75 TL
1828 Etelis carbunculus Deep-water red snapper Indo-Pacific 127 FL
1862 Etelis coruscans Deepwater longtail red snapper Indo-Pacific 120 TL
1828 Etelis oculatus Queen snapper Western Atlantic 100 TL
1981 Etelis radiosus Pale snapper Indo-Pacific 80 SL
1862 Hoplopagrus guentherii Mexican barred snapper Eastern Pacific 92 TL
1970 Lipocheilus carnolabrum Tang's snapper Indo-West Pacific 50 SL
1873 Lutjanus adetii Yellow-banded snapper Western Pacific 50 TL
1863 Lutjanus agennes African red snapper Eastern Atlantic 139 TL
2007 Lutjanus alexandrei Southwestern Atlantic 24.3 SL
1860 Lutjanus ambiguus Ambiguous snapper Western Central Atlantic 40 TL
1828 Lutjanus analis Mutton snapper Western Atlantic 94 TL
1792 Lutjanus apodus Schoolmaster snapper Western Atlantic 67.2 TL
1864 Lutjanus aratus Mullet snapper Eastern Pacific 100 TL
1775 Lutjanus argentimaculatus Mangrove red snapper Indo-West Pacific 150 TL
1869 Lutjanus argentiventris Yellow snapper Eastern Pacific 71 TL
1790 Lutjanus bengalensis Bengal snapper Indian Ocean 30 TL
1830 Lutjanus biguttatus Two-spot banded snapper Indo-Pacific 25 TL
1830 Lutjanus bitaeniatus Indonesian snapper Eastern Indian Ocean 30 TL
1775 Lutjanus bohar Two-spot red snapper Indo-Pacific 90 TL
1802 Lutjanus boutton Moluccan snapper Western Pacific 35 TL
1828 Lutjanus buccanella Blackfin snapper Western Atlantic 75 TL
1860 Lutjanus campechanus Northern red snapper Western Atlantic 100 TL
1842 Lutjanus carponotatus Spanish flag snapper Indo-West Pacific 40 TL
1838 Lutjanus coeruleolineatus Blueline snapper Indian Ocean 40 TL
1882 Lutjanus colorado Colorado snapper Eastern Pacific 91 TL
1828 Lutjanus cyanopterus Cubera snapper Western Atlantic 160 TL
1828 Lutjanus decussatus Checkered snapper Indo-West Pacific 35 TL
1861 Lutjanus dentatus African brown snapper Eastern Atlantic 150 TL
1854 Lutjanus dodecacanthoides Sunbeam snapper Western Pacific 30 TL
1869 Lutjanus ehrenbergii Blackspot snapper Indo-West Pacific 35 TL
1863 Lutjanus endecacanthus Guinea snapper Eastern Atlantic 85 TL
1790 Lutjanus erythropterus Crimson snapper Indo-West Pacific 81.6 FL
1830 Lutjanus fulgens Golden African snapper Eastern Atlantic 60 TL
1775 Lutjanus fulviflamma Dory snapper Indo-Pacific 35 TL
1801 Lutjanus fulvus Blacktail snapper Indo-Pacific 40 TL
1830 Lutjanus fuscescens Freshwater snapper Asia and Oceania 40 TL
1775 Lutjanus gibbus Humpback red snapper Indo-Pacific 50 TL
1882 Lutjanus goldiei Papuan black snapper Oceania 100 TL
1830 Lutjanus goreensis Gorean snapper Eastern Atlantic 80 TL
1758 Lutjanus griseus Grey snapper Western Atlantic 89 TL
1959 Lutjanus guilcheri Yellowfin red snapper Indian Ocean 60 TL
1869 Lutjanus guttatus Spotted rose snapper Eastern Pacific 80 TL
2013 Lutjanus indicus Indian Ocean 22.6 SL
1869 Lutjanus inermis Golden snapper Eastern Pacific 34 TL
1801 Lutjanus jocu Dog snapper Western Atlantic 128 TL
1792 Lutjanus johnii John's snapper Indo-West Pacific 97 TL
1898 Lutjanus jordani Jordan's snapper Eastern Pacific 60 TL
1775 Lutjanus kasmira Common bluestripe snapper Indo-Pacific 40 TL
1828 Lutjanus lemniscatus Yellowstreaked snapper Western Indian Ocean 65 TL
1797 Lutjanus lunulatus Lunartail snapper Indo-West Pacific 40 TL
1790 Lutjanus lutjanus Bigeye snapper Indo-West Pacific 35 TL
1831 Lutjanus madras Indian snapper Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
1828 Lutjanus mahogoni Mahogany snapper Western Atlantic 48 TL
1801 Lutjanus malabaricus Malabar blood snapper Indo-West Pacific 100 TL
1921 Lutjanus maxweberi Pygmy snapper Asia and Oceania 15 SL
1985 Lutjanus mizenkoi Samoan snapper Western Pacific 32 TL
1828 Lutjanus monostigma One-spot snapper Indo-Pacific 60 TL
1828 Lutjanus notatus Bluestriped snapper Western Indian Ocean 25 TL
1862 Lutjanus novemfasciatus Pacific dog snapper Eastern Pacific 170 TL
1860 Lutjanus ophuysenii Spotstripe snapper Northwest Pacific 15.4 SL
2013 Lutjanus papuensis Papuan snapper Western Pacific 25.9 SL
1922 Lutjanus peru Pacific red snapper Eastern Pacific 95 TL
1866 Lutjanus purpureus Southern red snapper Western Atlantic 100 TL
1790 Lutjanus quinquelineatus Five-lined snapper Indo-West Pacific 38 TL
1828 Lutjanus rivulatus Blubberlip snapper Indo-Pacific 80 TL
1830 Lutjanus rufolineatus Yellow-lined snapper Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
1849 Lutjanus russellii Russell's snapper Western Pacific 50 TL
1828 Lutjanus sanguineus Humphead snapper Western Indian Ocean 100 TL
1816 Lutjanus sebae Emperor red snapper Indo-West Pacific 116 FL
1824 Lutjanus semicinctus Black-banded snapper Western Pacific 35 TL
1983 Lutjanus stellatus Star snapper Northwest Pacific 55 TL
1758 Lutjanus synagris Lane snapper Western Atlantic 60 TL
1824 Lutjanus timoriensis Timor snapper Western Pacific 50 TL
1846 Lutjanus viridis Blue and gold snapper Eastern Pacific 30 TL
1824 Lutjanus vitta Brownstripe red snapper Indo-West Pacific 40 TL
1828 Lutjanus vivanus Silk snapper Western Atlantic 83 TL
1931 Macolor macularis Midnight snapper Western Pacific 60 TL
1775 Macolor niger Black and white snapper Indo-Pacific 75 TL
1791 Ocyurus chrysurus Yellowtail snapper Western Atlantic 86.3 TL
1934 Paracaesio caerulea Japanese snapper Western Pacific 50 TL
1979 Paracaesio gonzalesi Vanuatu snapper Western Central Pacific 42 SL
1960 Paracaesio kusakarii Saddle-back snapper Western Pacific 60 SL
1992 Paracaesio paragrapsimodon Western Central Pacific 27.5 SL
1962 Paracaesio sordida Dirty ordure snapper Indo-Pacific 48 TL
1983 Paracaesio stonei Cocoa snapper Western Pacific 50 SL
1992 Paracaesio waltervadi Western Indian Ocean 42.9 SL
1869 Paracaesio xanthura Yellowtail blue snapper Indo-Pacific 50 TL
1973 Parapristipomoides squamimaxillaris Scalemouth jobfish Pacific Ocean 51.3 NG
1987 Pinjalo lewisi Slender pinjalo Indo-Pacific 50 SL
1850 Pinjalo pinjalo Pinjalo Indo-West Pacific 80 TL
1896 Pristipomoides aquilonaris Wenchman Western Atlantic 56 TL
1832 Pristipomoides argyrogrammicus Ornate jobfish Indo-Pacific 40 SL
1927 Pristipomoides auricilla Goldflag jobfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL
1830 Pristipomoides filamentosus Crimson jobfish Indo-Pacific 100 TL
1963 Pristipomoides flavipinnis Golden eye jobfish Pacific Ocean 50 SL
1966 Pristipomoides freemani Slender wenchman Western Atlantic 23.3 TL
1848 Pristipomoides macrophthalmus Cardinal snapper Western Central Atlantic 50 TL
1871 Pristipomoides multidens Goldbanded jobfish Indo-Pacific 90 TL
1855 Pristipomoides sieboldii Lavender jobfish Indo-Pacific 79 TL
1852 Pristipomoides typus Sharptooth jobfish Eastern Indian Ocean 70 TL
1830 Pristipomoides zonatus Oblique-banded snapper Indo-Pacific 50 TL
1970 Randallichthys filamentosus Randall's snapper Pacific Ocean 50 SL
1829 Rhomboplites aurorubens Vermilion snapper Western Atlantic 60 TL
1874 Symphorichthys spilurus Sailfin snapper Western Pacific 60 TL
1860 Symphorus nematophorus Chinamanfish Western Pacific 100 SL



Other identification tools in FishBase


Quick Identification
Identification keys
Identification by morphometrics
Identification by pictures:
          If you already know the Family, go to Search FishBase, select Family and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the family.

          If you already know the Country, go to
Search FishBase, select Country and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the country.

          If you already know the Ecosystem, go to
Search FishBase, select Ecosystem and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the ecosystem.
cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013