Overview

Distribution

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)
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Western Atlantic [if valid].
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 9
  • 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)
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Size

Maximum size: 400 mm TL
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Max. size

40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 55))
  • 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)
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Diagnostic Description

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.
  • 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)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
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