Lutjanus boharRed Bass | Bohar Snapper | Kelp Bream | Mylah | Red Snapper | Twospot Red Snapper
Colour variable but usually with a reddish tinge, scales with lighter centres prominent front 'vampire' teeth, and an oblique groove in front of a yellow eye. Juveniles brown-grey with 2 white spots high on back, distinct black upper and lower tail margins and a black bar through eye. At very small size could be confused with some Chromis damselfishes. Should not be eaten because of risk of ciguatera poisoning.
Max Size: 90 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.3-31.3°C
Depth: 4-180 m
Habitat Generalization Index: 21.19
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: Common (26.9% 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: Few (3 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