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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Lutjanidae Snappers
Subfamily: Lutjaninae
Genus: Lutjanus

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Lutjanus adetii (Castelnau, 1873)

Photo by Photo by Bajol, R.
 
Lutjanus adetii
[Yellow-banded snapper]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 139 cm TL
Lutjanus agennes Bleeker, 1863

Photo by Photo by Rodrigues, N.V.
 
Lutjanus agennes
[African red snapper]



Southwestern Atlantic
Max. Length 24.3 cm SL
Lutjanus alexandrei Moura & Lindeman, 2007

Photo by Photo by Pereira, P.H.C.
 
Lutjanus alexandrei
[]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lutjanus ambiguus (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Photo by Cada, L.A.
 
Lutjanus ambiguus
[Ambiguous snapper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 94 cm TL
Lutjanus analis (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus analis
[Mutton snapper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 79.1 cm FL
Lutjanus apodus (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus apodus
[Schoolmaster snapper]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Lutjanus aratus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus aratus
[Mullet snapper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Lutjanus argentimaculatus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus argentimaculatus
[Mangrove red snapper]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 71 cm TL
Lutjanus argentiventris (Peters, 1869)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus argentiventris
[Yellow snapper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Lutjanus bengalensis (Bloch, 1790)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus bengalensis
[Bengal snapper]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Lutjanus biguttatus (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Lutjanus biguttatus
[Two-spot banded snapper]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Lutjanus bitaeniatus (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Lutjanus bitaeniatus
[Indonesian snapper]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Lutjanus bohar (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus bohar
[Two-spot red snapper]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Lutjanus boutton (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus boutton
[Moluccan snapper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Lutjanus buccanella (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Charteris, M.
 
Lutjanus buccanella
[Blackfin snapper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Lutjanus campechanus (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Photo by Cox, C.
 
Lutjanus campechanus
[Northern red snapper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lutjanus carponotatus (Richardson, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Lutjanus carponotatus
[Spanish flag snapper]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lutjanus coeruleolineatus (Rüppell, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus coeruleolineatus
[Blueline snapper]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Lutjanus colorado Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Photo by IGFA
 
Lutjanus colorado
[Colorado snapper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 160 cm TL
Lutjanus cyanopterus (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Estrada Anaya, R.A.
 
Lutjanus cyanopterus
[Cubera snapper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Lutjanus decussatus (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Lutjanus decussatus
[Checkered snapper]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Lutjanus dentatus (Duméril, 1861)

Photo by Photo by Camrrubi, J.-F.
 
Lutjanus dentatus
[African brown snapper]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Lutjanus dodecacanthoides (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus dodecacanthoides
[Sunbeam snapper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Lutjanus ehrenbergii (Peters, 1869)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Lutjanus ehrenbergii
[Blackspot snapper]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Lutjanus endecacanthus Bleeker, 1863

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Lutjanus endecacanthus
[Guinea snapper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 81.6 cm FL
Lutjanus erythropterus Bloch, 1790

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Lutjanus erythropterus
[Crimson snapper]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Lutjanus fulgens (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Rodrigues, N.V.
 
Lutjanus fulgens
[Golden African snapper]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Lutjanus fulviflamma (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Lutjanus fulviflamma
[Dory snapper]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lutjanus fulvus (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus fulvus
[Blacktail snapper]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lutjanus fuscescens (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Lutjanus fuscescens
[Freshwater snapper]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Lutjanus gibbus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus gibbus
[Humpback red snapper]



Oceania
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Lutjanus goldiei (Macleay, 1882)

Photo by Photo by Sheaves, M.
 
Lutjanus goldiei
[Papuan black snapper]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Lutjanus goreensis (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Lutjanus goreensis
[Gorean snapper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 89 cm TL
Lutjanus griseus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus griseus
[Grey snapper]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Lutjanus guilcheri Fourmanoir, 1959

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Lutjanus guilcheri
[Yellowfin red snapper]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Lutjanus guttatus (Steindachner, 1869)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus guttatus
[Spotted rose snapper]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22.6 cm SL
Lutjanus indicus Allen, White & Erdmann, 2013

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus indicus
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Lutjanus inermis (Peters, 1869)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus inermis
[Golden snapper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 128 cm TL
Lutjanus jocu (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus jocu
[Dog snapper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 97 cm TL
Lutjanus johnii (Bloch, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Lutjanus johnii
[John's snapper]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Lutjanus jordani (Gilbert, 1898)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus jordani
[Jordan's snapper]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lutjanus kasmira (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Lutjanus kasmira
[Common bluestripe snapper]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Lutjanus lemniscatus (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus lemniscatus
[Yellowstreaked snapper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lutjanus lunulatus (Park, 1797)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus lunulatus
[Lunartail snapper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Lutjanus lutjanus Bloch, 1790

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Lutjanus lutjanus
[Bigeye snapper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Lutjanus madras (Valenciennes, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus madras
[Indian snapper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 48 cm TL
Lutjanus mahogoni (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Lutjanus mahogoni
[Mahogany snapper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Lutjanus malabaricus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Lutjanus malabaricus
[Malabar blood snapper]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Lutjanus maxweberi Popta, 1921

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus maxweberi
[Pygmy snapper]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Lutjanus mizenkoi Allen & Talbot, 1985

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus mizenkoi
[Samoan snapper]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Lutjanus monostigma (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Rusconi, G.
 
Lutjanus monostigma
[One-spot snapper]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Lutjanus notatus (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus notatus
[Bluestriped snapper]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 170 cm TL
Lutjanus novemfasciatus Gill, 1862

Photo by Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.
 
Lutjanus novemfasciatus
[Pacific dog snapper]
No picture found

Max. Length 20.9 cm SL

 
Lutjanus octolineatus
[Whitebelly snapper]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Lutjanus ophuysenii (Bleeker, 1860)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Lutjanus ophuysenii
[Spotstripe snapper]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 25.9 cm SL
Lutjanus papuensis Allen, White & Erdmann, 2013

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus papuensis
[Papuan snapper]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 95 cm TL
Lutjanus peru (Nichols & Murphy, 1922)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Lutjanus peru
[Pacific red snapper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Lutjanus purpureus (Poey, 1866)

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Lutjanus purpureus
[Southern red snapper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Lutjanus quinquelineatus (Bloch, 1790)

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Lutjanus quinquelineatus
[Five-lined snapper]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Lutjanus rivulatus (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus rivulatus
[Blubberlip snapper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Lutjanus rufolineatus (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus rufolineatus
[Yellow-lined snapper]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Lutjanus russellii (Bleeker, 1849)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus russellii
[Russell's snapper]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Lutjanus sanguineus (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus sanguineus
[Humphead snapper]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.3 cm SL
Lutjanus sapphirolineatus Iwatsuki, Al-Mamry & Heemstra, 2016

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Lutjanus sapphirolineatus
[Arabian blue-striped snapper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 116 cm FL
Lutjanus sebae (Cuvier, 1816)

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Lutjanus sebae
[Emperor red snapper]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Lutjanus semicinctus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus semicinctus
[Black-banded snapper]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Lutjanus stellatus Akazaki, 1983

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lutjanus stellatus
[Star snapper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Lutjanus synagris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Lutjanus synagris
[Lane snapper]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Lutjanus timoriensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Lutjanus timoriensis
[Timor snapper]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Lutjanus viridis (Valenciennes, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus viridis
[Blue and gold snapper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lutjanus vitta (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus vitta
[Brownstripe red snapper]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 83 cm TL
Lutjanus vivanus (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Bryan, D.
 
Lutjanus vivanus
[Silk snapper]



Indo-West Pacific, Indian

Lutjanus xanthopinnis Iwatsuki, Tanaka & Allen, 2015

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lutjanus xanthopinnis
[Yellowfin snapper]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lutjanus adetii Yellow-banded snapper Western Pacific 50 TL 1873
Lutjanus agennes African red snapper Eastern Atlantic 139 TL 1863
Lutjanus alexandrei Southwestern Atlantic 24.3 SL 2007
Lutjanus ambiguus Ambiguous snapper Western Central Atlantic 40 TL 1860
Lutjanus analis Mutton snapper Western Atlantic 94 TL 1828
Lutjanus apodus Schoolmaster snapper Western Atlantic 79.1 FL 1792
Lutjanus aratus Mullet snapper Eastern Pacific 100 TL 1864
Lutjanus argentimaculatus Mangrove red snapper Indo-West Pacific 150 TL 1775
Lutjanus argentiventris Yellow snapper Eastern Pacific 71 TL 1869
Lutjanus bengalensis Bengal snapper Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1790
Lutjanus biguttatus Two-spot banded snapper Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1830
Lutjanus bitaeniatus Indonesian snapper Eastern Indian Ocean 30 TL 1830
Lutjanus bohar Two-spot red snapper Indo-Pacific 90 TL 1775
Lutjanus boutton Moluccan snapper Western Pacific 35 TL 1802
Lutjanus buccanella Blackfin snapper Western Atlantic 75 TL 1828
Lutjanus campechanus Northern red snapper Western Atlantic 100 TL 1860
Lutjanus carponotatus Spanish flag snapper Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1842
Lutjanus coeruleolineatus Blueline snapper Indian Ocean 40 TL 1838
Lutjanus colorado Colorado snapper Eastern Pacific 91 TL 1882
Lutjanus cyanopterus Cubera snapper Western Atlantic 160 TL 1828
Lutjanus decussatus Checkered snapper Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1828
Lutjanus dentatus African brown snapper Eastern Atlantic 150 TL 1861
Lutjanus dodecacanthoides Sunbeam snapper Western Pacific 30 TL 1854
Lutjanus ehrenbergii Blackspot snapper Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1869
Lutjanus endecacanthus Guinea snapper Eastern Atlantic 85 TL 1863
Lutjanus erythropterus Crimson snapper Indo-West Pacific 81.6 FL 1790
Lutjanus fulgens Golden African snapper Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1830
Lutjanus fulviflamma Dory snapper Indo-Pacific 35 TL 1775
Lutjanus fulvus Blacktail snapper Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1801
Lutjanus fuscescens Freshwater snapper Asia and Oceania 40 TL 1830
Lutjanus gibbus Humpback red snapper Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1775
Lutjanus goldiei Papuan black snapper Oceania 100 TL 1882
Lutjanus goreensis Gorean snapper Eastern Atlantic 80 TL 1830
Lutjanus griseus Grey snapper Western Atlantic 89 TL 1758
Lutjanus guilcheri Yellowfin red snapper Indian Ocean 60 TL 1959
Lutjanus guttatus Spotted rose snapper Eastern Pacific 80 TL 1869
Lutjanus indicus Indian Ocean 22.6 SL 2013
Lutjanus inermis Golden snapper Eastern Pacific 34 TL 1869
Lutjanus jocu Dog snapper Western Atlantic 128 TL 1801
Lutjanus johnii John's snapper Indo-West Pacific 97 TL 1792
Lutjanus jordani Jordan's snapper Eastern Pacific 60 TL 1898
Lutjanus kasmira Common bluestripe snapper Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1775
Lutjanus lemniscatus Yellowstreaked snapper Western Indian Ocean 65 TL 1828
Lutjanus lunulatus Lunartail snapper Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1797
Lutjanus lutjanus Bigeye snapper Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1790
Lutjanus madras Indian snapper Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1831
Lutjanus mahogoni Mahogany snapper Western Atlantic 48 TL 1828
Lutjanus malabaricus Malabar blood snapper Indo-West Pacific 100 TL 1801
Lutjanus maxweberi Pygmy snapper Asia and Oceania 15 SL 1921
Lutjanus mizenkoi Samoan snapper Western Pacific 32 TL 1985
Lutjanus monostigma One-spot snapper Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1828
Lutjanus notatus Bluestriped snapper Western Indian Ocean 25 TL 1828
Lutjanus novemfasciatus Pacific dog snapper Eastern Pacific 170 TL 1862
Lutjanus octolineatus Whitebelly snapper Western Indian Ocean 20.9 SL 1828
Lutjanus ophuysenii Spotstripe snapper Northwest Pacific 15.4 SL 1860
Lutjanus papuensis Papuan snapper Western Pacific 25.9 SL 2013
Lutjanus peru Pacific red snapper Eastern Pacific 95 TL 1922
Lutjanus purpureus Southern red snapper Western Atlantic 100 TL 1866
Lutjanus quinquelineatus Five-lined snapper Indo-West Pacific 38 TL 1790
Lutjanus rivulatus Blubberlip snapper Indo-Pacific 80 TL 1828
Lutjanus rufolineatus Yellow-lined snapper Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1830
Lutjanus russellii Russell's snapper Western Pacific 50 TL 1849
Lutjanus sanguineus Humphead snapper Western Indian Ocean 100 TL 1828
Lutjanus sapphirolineatus Arabian blue-striped snapper Western Indian Ocean 15.3 SL 2016
Lutjanus sebae Emperor red snapper Indo-West Pacific 116 FL 1816
Lutjanus semicinctus Black-banded snapper Western Pacific 35 TL 1824
Lutjanus stellatus Star snapper Northwest Pacific 55 TL 1983
Lutjanus synagris Lane snapper Western Atlantic 60 TL 1758
Lutjanus timoriensis Timor snapper Western Pacific 50 TL 1824
Lutjanus viridis Blue and gold snapper Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1846
Lutjanus vitta Brownstripe red snapper Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1824
Lutjanus vivanus Silk snapper Western Atlantic 83 TL 1828
Lutjanus xanthopinnis Yellowfin snapper Indo-West Pacific, Indian 2015



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