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Marine spacies of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Bigeye snapper

Binomial name: Lutjanus lutjanus, Marcus Elieser Bloch, 1790

The bigeye snapper, Lutjanus lutjanus, is a species of snapper native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. It inhabits offshore coral reefs at depths from near the surface to 96 m. This species is mostly silver in color with a yellow stripe along the side and fainter yellow lines on the lower half of the body. Fins are yellowish to whitish. It can reach a length of 35 cm. It is much sought-after by commercial fisheries.

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Scientific classification

Lutjanus lutjanus


  • Rhomboplitoides megalops, Henry Weed Fowler (1918)
  • Mesoprion xanthopterygius, Pieter Bleeker (1849)
  • Mesoprion erythrognathus, Achille Valenciennes (1831)
  • Diacope lineolata, Wilhelm Peter Eduard Simon Rüppell (1829)
  • Lutianus lineolatus, Wilhelm Peter Eduard Simon Rüppell (1829)
  • Lutjanus lineolatus, Wilhelm Peter Eduard Simon Rüppell (1829)
  • Serranus nouleny, Achille Valenciennes (1828)
  • Mesoprion caroui, Georges-Frédéric Cuvier (1828)
  • Lutjanus blochii, Bernard Germain de Lacépède (1802)

Conservation status

Not Evaluated (IUCN3.1)

Not Evaluated (IUCN3.1)

Range map of Lutjanus lutjanus in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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