Brownstripe Snapper (Lutjanus vitta)

Also known as Bigeye Snapper, Black-striped Snapper, Broadband Seaperch, Brownband Seaperch, Brownband Snapper, Brownstripe Red Snapper, Brownstripe Seaperch, Brown-striped Snapper, Oneband Seaperch, One-lined Snapper, Seaperch, Striped Seaperch

Description

Also known as Bigeye Snapper, Black-striped Snapper, Broadband Seaperch, Brownband Seaperch, Brownband Snapper, Brownstripe Red Snapper, Brownstripe Seaperch, Brown-striped Snapper, Oneband Seaperch, One-lined Snapper, Seaperch, Striped Seaperch.

Found singly or in loose schools over flat bottoms around low coral outcrops, sponges and sea whips close to coral reefs.
They feed on crustaceans, fish and benthic invertebrates.
Colour and stripe varies with age.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 10-75m
Widespread Indo-West 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/184

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