Lutjanus fulvus

Yellow margin snapper | Blacktail Snapper | Flame-colored Snapper | Flametail Snapper | Yellow-margined Seaperch
Lutjanus fulvus
Lutjanus fulvus, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Lutjanus fulvus
Lutjanus fulvus, Hawaii, Photo: Graham Edgar
Lutjanus fulvus
Lutjanus fulvus, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Lutjanus fulvus
Lutjanus fulvus, adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Lutjanus fulvus
Lutjanus fulvus
Lutjanus fulvus
Lutjanus fulvus


Temperate Australasia, Temperate northern Pacific, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Light yellow to pink body, tail and dorsal fins dark red to black with thin pale marginal stripe, rear edge of tail fin straight, pectoral, pelvic and anal fins yellow, and yellow \'eye shadow\'. L. lunulatus in SE Asia is similar, but has black crescent on tail.


Max Size: 40 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 21.6-31.1°C

Depth: 1-75 m

Habitat Generalization Index: 5.21

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: Infrequent (6.4% 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 (6 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