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Lutjanus madras  (Valenciennes, 1831)

Indian snapper
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae (Snappers) > Lutjaninae
Etymology: Lutjanus: Malay, ikan lutjan, name of a fish.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 90 m (Ref. 48635).   Tropical; 24°N - 12°S, 59°E - 133°E (Ref. 55)

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Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles and the Laccadive Islands to New Guinea and the Philippines. Often misidentified as Lutjanus lutjanus.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55); common length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Dorsal profile of head moderately to gently sloped. Preorbital width about equal to 2/3 of eye diameter. Preopercular notch and knob poorly developed. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Upper back brownish; sides whitish with a series of fine yellow lines on lower half of the body, and similar lines running obliquely above the lateral line (Ref. 469). Body depth 2.9-3.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit coral and rocky reefs (Ref. 55) in coastal areas and outer slopes. Forms large and small aggregations (Ref. 90102).

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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. (Ref. 55)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 27.3 - 29.2, mean 28.6 (based on 1038 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01445 (0.00696 - 0.03003), b=2.98 (2.82 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.