Lutjanus carponotatusSpanish flag snapper | Dusky-striped Sea-perch | Dusky-striped Snapper | Gold-banded Sea Perch | Golden-banded Snapper | Spanish Flag | Striped Seaperch | Stripey | Stripey Sea Perch
Pointed snout, pale body with 5-9 yellow-brown stripes, single white streak often present on upper body between stripes, pectoral fin with dark spot at base, and yellow fins. Lacks black blotch of L. fulviflamma (Black-spot Snapper).
Max Size: 40 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.3-32.2°C
Depth: 1-80 m
Habitat Generalization Index: 27.72
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: Least Concern
Occurrence: Common (42.9% 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: Several (5 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