Spanish Flag (Lutjanus carponotatus)

Also known as Dusky-striped Seaperch, Dusky-striped Snapper, Gold-banded Seaperch, Goldstripe Seaperch, Golden-banded Snapper, Seaperch, Spanish Flag Snapper, Striped Sea Perch, Stripey, Stripey Seaperch, Stripey Snapper

Description

Also known as Dusky-striped Seaperch, Dusky-striped Snapper, Gold-banded Seaperch, Goldstripe Seaperch, Golden-banded Snapper, Seaperch, Spanish Flag Snapper, Striped Sea Perch, Stripey, Stripey Seaperch, Stripey Snapper.

Found singly or in loose schools over murky waters of sheltered lagoons and outer coral reef slopes.
They feed on benthic crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 1-80m
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/1424

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