Blacktail Snapper (species: Lutjanus fulvus) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Lutjanus fulvus
Blacktail Snapper


©Andy Lewis: Lutjanus fulvus

©Paul Asman: Juvenile Lutjanus fulvus at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island. Estimated length 10 cm. Thanks to Arnold Suzumoto (Bishop Museum, Hawaii) for checking this identification. Also see summary description by Diane Bray in Fishes of Australia website accessed 16 Dec 2016 (link below).
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Lutjanidae
Genus Lutjanus
Species Lutjanus fulvus

Colours

                        

Distinguishing features

Pectoral, ventral and anal fins yellow (Allen et al, 2003)

Size

  • Up to 40 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Cribb, T.H., R.D. Adlard, R.A. Bray, P. Sasal and S.C. Cutmore (2014). Biogeography of tropical Indo-West Pacific parasites: A cryptic species of Transversotrema and evidence for rarity of Transversotrematidae (Trematoda) in French Polynesia, Parasitology International, 63: 285-294. LIRS catalog number 1709.
  • Gaither, M.R., R.J. Toonen, D.R. Robertson, S. Planes and B.W. Bowden (2010). Genetic evaluation of marine biogeographical barriers: perspectives from two widespread Indo-Pacific snappers (Lutjanus kasmira and Lutjanus fulvus), Journal of Biogeography, 37: 133-147. LIRS catalog number 1320.
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