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.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | SELECT
scientificname = Lutjanus ambiguus
LIMIT 1Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
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.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01413 (0.00689 - 0.02895), b=2.98 (2.82 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (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) .