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Descriptions and articles about the Amarillo Snapper, scientifically known as Lutjanus argentiventris as classified by FishBase (Fish Species) in the Encyclo. Species Fact Sheets. Lutjanus argentiventris (Peters, ). See tree map display tree map. FAO Names. En – Yellow snapper, Fr – Vivaneau jaune, Sp – Pargo. PDF | The yellow snapper, Lutjanus argentiventris, is a commercial species along the Pacific coast, yet few studies have been carried out on its.

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The Yellow Snappers are found over rocky bottoms close to caves and argentoventris at depths up to feet. They are sold in many markets of the greater Los Cabos area with fish presumably caught via nets and brought in from unknown locations. Their anal fin is rounded with 3 spines, the second being thick, and 8 rays; their caudal fin is straight; and their dorsal fin is continuous and rounded at the terminal end with 10 spines.

Yellow Snapper, Lutjanus argentiventrisjuvenile. Preopercular notch and knob weak. Photos courtesy of Ron Woheau, Zihuatanejo. They occasionally become accessible in the early morning when chummed up to near the surface with cut bait.


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Rosy red anteriorly, becoming bright orange to yellow over most of the body; the fins are mainly yellow or orange; the inside of the mouth is white; a bluish horizontal streak runs arhentiventris the eye. Their fins are yellow or orange. Scale rows on back parallel with lateral line.

Yellow Snapper, Lutjanus argentiventris. They are nocturnal predators feeding on crabs, mollusks, octopus, shrimp, and small fish and take shelter during daylight.

Not available FishBase mirror site: Low, minimum population doubling time 4. They are not caught in abundance by hook and line as they virtually disappear shortly after the first morning light. A most unusual dark colored fish, found in abundance within Mag Bay and known locally as Pargo Rojo i. Juveniles will enter fresh water streams.

The Yellow Snappers have moderately oblong bodies with an overall yellow coloration that is more prominent in the tail and lower part of the body. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Globally, there are sixty-seven species in the genus Lutjanusnineteen of w hich are found in Mexican waters, ten in the Atlantic and nine in the Pacific. This fish is also known as the Amarillo Snapper.

Lutjanus argentiventris, Yellow snapper : fisheries, aquaculture

They have a distinctive blue horizontal streak below their eyes, that provides a facile identification, that fades quickly after collection. Form aggregations during daylight and shelter as solitary fish in caverns. Tolerant to freshwaters Ref. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. High vulnerability 56 of Larger adults are two-toned, rosy-red in the front and yellow in the back.


They reach a maximum length of 76 cm 30 inches. Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 3 – 60 m Ref. The Yellow Snappers are considered an excellent food fish. Sign our Guest Book. Malay, ikan lutjan, name of a fish.

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Found in inshore reef areas over hard bottoms until at least 60 m depth Ref. Marketed fresh or frozen Ref.

They have a pointed snout and a large mouth. Underwater photos taken in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March Feed on fishes, shrimps, crabs and mollusks. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: