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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

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Perciformes
Family
Lutjanidae
Genus
Lutjanus
Species
Lutjanus lutjanus

Synonyms

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

Conservation status

Not Evaluated (IUCN3.1)

Not Evaluated (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Range map of Lutjanus lutjanus in Thailand