Spotted Rose Snapper, Rose Snapper, Spotted Rose Snapper
Lutjanus guttatus, Jicaron Island, Panama, Photo: Graham Edgar
Tropical Eastern Pacific
Silvery with slight reddish tint on fins and body, yellow belly, uneven yellow broken lines from snout to tail, becoming oblique dashes on back, and a large round black spot on rear back. Generally found solitary or in small groups, but may occasionally form large schools.
Max Size: 80 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 25.5-30.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 10.5
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
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Common (30% 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.