Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae
(Snappers) > Lutjaninae
Etymology: Lutjanus: Malay, ikan lutjan, name of a fish.
This should not be considered as a species as it is an intergeneric hybrid as demonstrated by Loftus (1992: Ref. 33006), followed by McEachran &. Fechhelm (2005: Ref. 78464).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated. Subtropical; 28°N - 18°N, 85°W - 73°W (Ref. 55)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55)
soft rays: 9. Preopercular notch and knob weak. Pectoral fins long, reaching the level of anus. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Back and sides pink to reddish, with a series of oblique narrow yellow stripes; lower sides and belly lighter, with narrow yellow horizontal stripes; fins yellowish to reddish.
Western Central Atlantic: currently known only from Cuba and southern Florida, but probably widespread in the Caribbean Sea. Formerly thought to be a possible hybrid of Lutjanus synagris and Ocyurus chrysurus.
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.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01620 (0.00820 - 0.03202), b=2.97 (2.81 - 3.13), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .