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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults inhabit coral reefs in both sheltered lagoons and on outer reef slopes. Often encountered in schools of up to 20 to 30 individuals.
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Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: India to northern Australia. Sometimes referred to as Lutjanus chrysotaenia by past authors.
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14 - 16; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 9
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Size

Maximum size: 400 mm TL
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Max. size

40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 55)); max. reported age: 20 years (Ref. 37970)
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Diagnostic Description

Snout somewhat pointed, dorsal profile of head steeply sloped. Preorbital bone about equal to eye diameter, or slightly wider. Preopercular notch and knob poorly developed. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Generally blue-gray on upper side, grading to white or yellow white ventrally with a series of eight or nine or orange or yellow stripes on the sides. The fins are yellowish; the pectoral fins have a distinct black spot at base of uppermost rays and axil.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 80 m (Ref. 9710)
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Depth range based on 158 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 54 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.25 - 93.5
  Temperature range (°C): 24.947 - 29.266
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.126 - 1.527
  Salinity (PPS): 34.319 - 35.301
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.326 - 4.701
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 0.324
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.567 - 5.905

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.25 - 93.5

Temperature range (°C): 24.947 - 29.266

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.126 - 1.527

Salinity (PPS): 34.319 - 35.301

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.326 - 4.701

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 0.324

Silicate (umol/l): 0.567 - 5.905
 
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Depth: 2 - 80m.
From 2 to 80 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154).
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Multiple spawner.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Lutjanus carponotatus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 21
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Lutjanus carponotatus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.   Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.  Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGTGCTTGAGCCGGTATAGTAGGCACGGCCCTAAGCCTGCTCATTCGAGCAGAGCTTAGCCAACCAGGAGCTCTTCTTGGAGACGACCAGATTTATAATGTAATTGTTACAGCGCATGCCTTTGTAATAATTTTCTTTATAGTAATACCAATCATGATCGGAGGATTTGGGAACTGACTGATCCCACTAATGATCGGAGCCCCTGACATGGCATTTCCCCGAATGAACAACATGAGTTTTTGACTCCTTCCACCATCGTTCCTACTCCTACTAGCTTCTTCAGGAGTAGAAGCCGGAGCTGGAACTGGGTGAACAGTCTACCCTCCTCTAGCAGGAAACCTTGCACACGCAGGGGCATCTGTTGACCTGACTATTTTCTCCCTTCACCTGGCAGGTGTTTCTTCAATTCTAGGGGCCATCAACTTTATTACAACAATTATTAACATGAAACCCCCCGCTATCTCTCAGTACCAAACACCTCTGTTTGTTTGAGCTGTCCTAATTACCGCTGTTCTGCTCCTTCTTTCCCTTCCAGTCCTAGCTGCCGGAATTACAATGCTTCTTACAGATCGAAACCTAAATACTACTTTCTTTGACCCAGCAGGAGGAGGAGATCCCATTCTCTACCAACACCTGTTC
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Genomic DNA is available from 2 specimens with morphological vouchers housed at Florida Museum of Natural History
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes; price category: high; price reliability: questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this genus
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