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.
- 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) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=55&speccode=81
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