Dark-tailed Snapper (Lutjanus lemniscatus)

Also known as Blacktail Seaperch, Darktail Snapper, Dark-tailed Seaperch, Duskytail Snapper, Maroon Seaperch, Red Snapper, Sweetlip Snapper, Yellow-streaked Seaperch, Yellow-streaked Snapper

Description

Also known as Blacktail Seaperch, Darktail Snapper, Dark-tailed Seaperch, Duskytail Snapper, Maroon Seaperch, Red Snapper, Sweetlip Snapper, Yellow-streaked Seaperch, Yellow-streaked Snapper.

Found singly or in small schools over muddy habitats of off-shore reefs.
They feed on fish and invertebrates.
Juveniles found over silty coastal reefs.
Length - 65cm
Depth - 1-75m
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/157

1 comment

  1. Posted by Werner H. Vittorelli

    Need a lot of info, Im on publishing a booklet of Coral & Reef Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef . Thanks

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