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Family Lutjanidae

Fish in the family Lutjanidae are usually referred to as snappers. They are typically marine but several species enter or live in estuaries and other brackish regions, and some enter freshwater to feed. They are important food fish but individuals may be ciguatoxic. The largest species grow to about a meter. They are usually carnivores, feeding on other fish and crustaceans. Some species aggregate in large schools. A number of species live in mangroves and the mangrove jack Lutjanus argentimaculatus is a prime example.

 

Lutjanus apodus Schoolmaster

Lutjanus apodus Schoolmaster, Glover's Reef, Belize

Lutjanus apodus Schoolmaster, Glover's Reef, Belize with reef background
Lutjanus apodus Schoolmaster, Glover's Reef, Belize (headshot)
Lutjanus apodus Schoolmaster juvenile

FISH 3453 Lutjanus apodus Schoolmaster juvenile, Glover's Reef, Belize.

Lutjanus apodus, Schoolmaster,

FISH 2884 Lutjanus apodus, Schoolmaster, Glover's Reef, Belize.

Lutjanus apodus, Schoolmaster,

FISH 2887 Lutjanus apodus, Schoolmaster, Glover's Reef, Belize.

Lutjanus biguttatus Two-spot snapper

Lutjanus biguttatus Two-spot snapper, Kadavu, Fiji
Lutjanus biguttatus, Two-spot snapper, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

FISH 7141 Lutjanus biguttatus, Two-spot snapper, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat.

Lutjanus bohar Red snapper

Lutjanus bohar Red snapper Puerto Galera, Philippines

FISH 5715 Lutjanus bohar Red snapper Puerto Galera, Philippines.

Lutjanus carponotatus Spanish flag

Lutjanus carponotatus, Spanish flag

FISH 8725 Lutjanus carponotatus, Spanish flag, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat.

Lutjanus decussatus Checkered snapper

Lutjanus decussatus, Checkered snapper, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

FISH 7237 Lutjanus decussatus, Checkered snapper, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

Lutjanus ehrenbergii Blackspot snapper

Blackspot snapper

FISH 4515 Lutjanus ehrenbergii Blackspot snapper, Taveuni, Fiji.

Lutjanus fulvus Blacktail snapper

blacktail snapper

FISH 3350 Lutjanus fulvus Blacktail snapper, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Lutjanus gibbus Humpback snapper

Lutjanus gibbus Humpback snapper (Lutjanidae), Taveuni, Fiji

FISH 4179 Lutjanus gibbus Humpback snapper, Taveuni, Fiji.

Lutjanus guttatus Spotted rose snapper

spotted rose snapper

FISH 6419 Lutjanus guttatus, Spotted rose snapper, Sea of Cortez.

Lutjanus kasmira Bluestripe snapper

bluestripe snapper school

FISH 3341 Lutjanus kasmira, Bluestripe snapper school, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

FISH 3561 Lutjanus kasmira Bluestripe snapper school, Kadavu, Fiji
FISH 3547 Lutjanus kasmira Bluestripe snapper school (whole fish), Kadavu, Fiji
FISH 3540 Lutjanus kasmira Bluestripe snapper school (close-up), Kadavu, Fiji

Lutjanus lutjanus Bigeye snapper

Lutjanus lutjanus Bigeye snapper, Raja Ampat, West Papua

FISH 3334 Lutjanus lutjanus Bigeye snapper, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Lutjanus lutjanus Bigeye snapper Kri Eco Raja Ampat

FISH 9288 Lutjanus lutjanus Bigeye snapper Kri Eco Raja Ampat.

Lutjanus mahogani Mahogany snapper

Lutjanus mahogani  Mahogany snapper, Roatan

FISH 9288 Lutjanus mahogani Mahogany snapper, Roatan

Lutjanus quinquelineatus Five-lined snapper

Lutjanus quinquelineatus, Five-lined snapper in night-time colouration, Fiji

Lutjanus russelli Russell's snapper

Russell's snapper

FISH 3357 Lutjanus russelli Russell's snapper, Raja Ampat, West Papua

Lutjanus semicinctus Blackbanded snapper

blackbanded snapper

FISH 1347 Lutjanus semicinctus Blackbanded snapper, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Lutjanus viridis blue-and-gold snapper

blue and gold snapper

FISH 6759 Lutjanus viridis, blue-and-gold snapper, Sea of Cortez.

Macolor macularis Midnight snapper

Macolor macularis Midnight snapper adult phase (Lutjanidae) Taveuni, Fiji

FISH 4666 Macolor macularis Midnight snapper adult phase (Lutjanidae) Taveuni, Fiji

midnight snapper
Macolor macularis, Midnight snapper, intermediate phase, Kadavu, Fiji

Ocyurus chrysurus Yellowtail snapper

Yellowtail snapper

FISH 3145 Ocyurus chrysurus, Yellowtail snapper, Glover's Reef, Belize

yellowtail snapper

FISH 3147 Ocyurus chrysurus, Yellowtail snapper, Glover's Reef, Belize

Symphorichthys spilurus Sailfin snapper

Symphorichthys spilurus Sailfin snapper Kri Eco Raja Ampat

FISH 9140 Symphorichthys spilurus Sailfin snapper Kri Eco Raja Ampat.

Symphorichthys spilurus Sailfin snapper night time coloration Raja Ampat

FISH 9803 Symphorichthys spilurus Sailfin snapper juvenile in night time coloration Raja Ampat.

 

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