Bigeye Snapper, Bigeye Seaperch, Golden Striped Snapper, Yellow Snapper
Lutjanus lutjanus, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Yellow stripe from eye to tail base, thin horizontal stripes below and oblique stripes above, dorsal anal and tail fins bright yellow. Distinguished from L. vitta (Brown-stripe Snapper) by more slender shape and lack of yellow pectoral fin.
Max Size: 35 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.0-31.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (3% 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 (55 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