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Rhomboplites aurorubens (Cuvier, 1829)

Vermilion snapper
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Classification / Names Noms communs | Synonymes | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae (Snappers) > Lutjaninae
Etymology: Rhomboplites: Greek, rhombos = paralelogram + Greek, hoplon, hoplites = with a shield (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Cuvier.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Écologie

; marin démersal; profondeur 40 - 300 m (Ref. 9626), usually 40 - 100 m (Ref. 9626).   Subtropical; 42°N - 33°S, 99°W - 30°W (Ref. 55)

Distribution Pays | Zones FAO | Écosystèmes | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Atlantic: Bermuda and North Carolina, USA, to São Paulo, Brazil (Ref. 57756), including West Indies, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea (Anderson, pers. comm.).

Length at first maturity / Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?, range 15 - 23 cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 26938); common length : 35.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 55); poids max. publié: 3.2 kg (Ref. 40637); âge max. reporté: 10 années (Ref. 3090)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Épines dorsales (Total): 12 - 13; Rayons mous dorsaux (Total): 10-11; Épines anales 3; Rayons mous anaux: 8. Snout short, lower jaw slightly projecting. Mouth small. Pectoral fins relatively short, not reaching level of anus. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Back and upper sides vermilion, shading to silvery with reddish tinge ventrally, with narrow horizontal yellow lines below the lateral line. The dorsal and caudal fins yellowish; the anal and pelvic fins whitish.

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Adults are found in moderately deep waters, most common over rock, gravel or sand bottoms near the edge of the continental and island shelves, often in large schools. Young fish occur in shallower depths (below 25 m), also often forming large schools. They feed on fishes, shrimps, crabs, polychaetes, other benthic invertebrates, cephalopods and planktonic organisms. Good food fish (Ref. 9626).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Spawning occurs over most of the year with peak activity during spring and summer, at least in the northern part of the range (Puerto Rico to the Carolinas).

Référence principale Upload your references | Références | Coordinateur | Collaborateurs

Allen, G.R., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 6. Snappers of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(6):208 p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 55)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 119314)

  Vulnérable, voir Liste Rouge IUCN (VU) (A2bd); Date assessed: 10 October 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme


Utilisations par l'homme

Pêcheries: intérêt commercial mineur
FAO(pêcheries: production; publication : search) | FIRMS (Stock assessments) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 18.3 - 27.2, mean 23.9 (based on 185 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.01331 - 0.01721), b=2.97 (2.93 - 3.01), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  4.4   ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Résilience (Ref. 69278):  Milieu, temps minimum de doublement de population : 1,4 à 4,4 années (K=0.20; tm=3; tmax=10).
Prior r = 0.48, 95% CL = 0.31 - 0.72, Based on 4 stock assessments.
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .
Catégorie de prix (Ref. 80766):   Very high.