Lutjanus adetii

Yellow-banded snapper | Hussar | Yellow-banded Hussar | Yellow-banded Sea Perch
Lutjanus adetii
Lutjanus adetii, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Lutjanus adetii
Lutjanus adetii, juvenile, NSW, Australia, Photo: Tom Davis
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Lutjanus adetii
Lutjanus adetii


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Dusky or gold stripe from snout to tail base, broken just behind eye, back yellow and a yellow blotch at base of pectoral fin. Deeper body profile than the smaller L. lutjanus (Bigeye Snapper) and lacks yellow tail of L. vitta (Brown-stripe Snapper).


Max Size: 50 cm

Sea Temperature Range: N/A

Depth: 1-20m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Frequent (10% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Many (19 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland