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Lutjanus lutjanus  Bloch, 1790

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

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 0 - 96 m (Ref. 57178).   Tropical; 32°N - 26°S, 31°E - 165°E (Ref. 55)

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 12 - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5450); max. reported age: 11 years (Ref. 55)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8. Dorsal profile of head gently sloped. Preorbital bone very narrow, much less than eye diameter. Preopercular notch and knob poorly developed. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Generally silvery white, with a broad yellow stripe running along the side from the eye to the caudal fin base. A series of faint narrow yellow horizontal lines is on the lower half of the body. The fins are pale yellow to whitish (Ref. 469). Body depth 2.9-3.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).

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Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to the Solomon Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797). Usually referred to as Lutjanus lineolatus by previous authors.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit offshore coral reefs and trawling grounds. Trawled to depth of almost 100 m (Ref. 48635). Frequently encountered in large schools with other Lutjanus species (Ref. 9710). Feed on fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 30573).

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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. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: highly commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01380 (0.00908 - 0.02098), b=2.95 (2.83 - 3.07), based on LWR estimates for species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.1   ±0.68 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.5; tmax=11).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .
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Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.