Lutjanus kasmira

Blue-stripe snapper | Blue-banded Hussar | Blue-banded Sea Perch | Blue-banded Snapper | Common Bluestripe Snapper | Four-lined Snapper | Moon-lighter
Lutjanus kasmiraLutjanus kasmira, adult, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Lutjanus kasmiraLutjanus kasmira, juvenile, Northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia, Photo: Joe Shields
Lutjanus kasmiraLutjanus kasmira, adult, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Lutjanus kasmiraLutjanus kasmira, With L lutjanus, lower. Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Lutjanus kasmiraLutjanus kasmira, Northern Great Barrier Reef, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
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Lutjanus kasmira
Lutjanus kasmira
Lutjanus kasmira
Lutjanus kasmira
Lutjanus kasmira


Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Bright yellow upper body with four pale blue stripes, pale belly with fine yellow lines. Lives in large aggregations amongst coral during the day, moves off reefs at night to forage. Very similar L. quinquelineatus (Five-line Snapper) has 5 blue stripes and yellow underside.


Max Size: 40 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 20.6-30.9°C

Depth: 3-265 m

Habitat Generalization Index: 13.46

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 (9.2% 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 (32 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

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