Bluestripe Snapper (Lutjanus kasmira)

Also known as Blue-and-Yellow Snapper, Blue-banded Hussar, Blue-banded Seaperch, Blue-banded Snapper, Blue-lined Seaperch, Blue-lined Snapper, Blue-lined Snapper Fish, Blue-stripe Seaperch, Blue-striped Snapper, Blue-striped Snapper Fish, Common Bluestripe Seaperch, Common Bluestripe Snapper, Four-lined Snapper, Kasmira Snapper, Moonlighter, Yellow-and-blue Seaperch, Yellow-and-blue Snapper

Description

Also known as Blue-and-Yellow Snapper, Blue-banded Hussar, Blue-banded Seaperch, Blue-banded Snapper, Blue-lined Seaperch, Blue-lined Snapper, Blue-lined Snapper Fish, Blue-stripe Seaperch, Blue-striped Snapper, Blue-striped Snapper Fish, Common Bluestripe Seaperch, Common Bluestripe Snapper, Four-lined Snapper, Kasmira Snapper, Moonlighter, Yellow-and-blue Seaperch, Yellow-and-blue Snapper.

Found in large schools during the day, close to caves, coral formations and wrecks over shallow lagoons and outer reef slopes dispersing at night to hunt for food.
They feed on cephalopods, crustaceans and fish.
Juveniles found over patch reefs and seagrass beds.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 3-260m
Widespread South East Atlantic, Indo-Pacific

Most Snappers live in moderate depths, however there are a few that live much deeper. Juveniles found on inshore reefs.
They are nocturnal predators that mainly feed on fish, but will eat crustaceans, gastropods and cephalopods.
Some smaller family members eat zooplankton. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Lutjanus-kasmira

1 comment

  1. Posted by Vatsala
    March 02, 2012 at 18:30 pm - 1 person found this useful.

    Hi, would you please let me know the name of the fish in the background towards the left. The rounded one with the red edgings. Thank you so much Vatsala

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