English : Sailfin snapper
French : Vivaneau voilier
Class : Teleostei
Order : Eupercaria i. s. (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Lutjanidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach a maximum size of 60 cm. Steep and humped forehead. Whole body shows horizontal turquoise and yellow bands. Two orange bands near head, black saddle near tail. Juveniles have long yellow fin filaments.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the western Pacific ocean, from Ryukyu islands to New Caledonia, western Australia and Great Barrier reef. Lives over sandy bottoms near coral reefs, from 5 to 60 m deep.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a large range but is found at shallow depth and often targeted by fisheries and for trade. Local declines are known to occur.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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