Lutjanus biguttatus

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Lutjanus biguttatus
Lutjanus biguttatus, adult, Pulau Besar, Flores, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Lutjanus biguttatus
Lutjanus biguttatus, adult, Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Lutjanus biguttatus
Lutjanus biguttatus


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Rust red body with grey-brown back and broad white stripe from snout to tail, 2-3 white spots below rear dorsal fin, anal tail and rear of dorsal fin bright yellow. More elongate, slender body profile than most Lutjanus species (Snappers).


Max Size: 25 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 26.7-31.3°C

Depth: 3-36 m

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 (13.5% 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: Large aggregations (151 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