Descriptions and articles about the Amarillo Snapper, scientifically known as Lutjanus argentiventris as classified by FishBase (Fish Species) in the Encyclo. Species Fact Sheets. Lutjanus argentiventris (Peters, ). See tree map display tree map. FAO Names. En – Yellow snapper, Fr – Vivaneau jaune, Sp – Pargo. PDF | The yellow snapper, Lutjanus argentiventris, is a commercial species along the Pacific coast, yet few studies have been carried out on its.

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They are nocturnal predators feeding on crabs, mollusks, octopus, shrimp, and small fish and take shelter during daylight. Yellow Snapper, Lutjanus argentiventris. In Mexican waters the Yellow Snapper are found in all waters of the Pacific. They argenfiventris a maximum length of 76 cm 30 inches. Globally, there are sixty-seven species in the genus Lutjanusnineteen of w hich are found in Mexican waters, ten in the Atlantic and nine in the Pacific. Preopercular notch and knob weak.

They are not caught in abundance by hook and line as they virtually disappear shortly after the first morning light. Snappers of the world. Juveniles will enter fresh water streams.

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Found in inshore reef areas over hard bottoms until at least 60 m depth Ref. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Form aggregations during daylight and shelter as solitary fish in caverns. This fish is also known as the Amarillo Snapper. They argdntiventris sold in many markets of the greater Los Cabos area with fish presumably caught via nets and brought in from unknown locations. Yellow Snapper, Lutjanus argentiventrisjuvenile.


Forehead slopes steeply; snout somewhat pointed. Scale rows on back parallel with lateral line. Their anal fin is rounded with 3 spines, the second lutjanuz thick, and 8 rays; their caudal fin is straight; and their dorsal fin is continuous and rounded at the terminal end with argentvientris spines.

Low, minimum population doubling time 4. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. Entered by Luna, Susan M. The Yellow Snappers have moderately oblong bodies with an overall yellow coloration that is more prominent in the tail and lower part of the body.

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They have a distinctive blue horizontal streak below their eyes, that provides a facile identification, that fades quickly after collection. They are also accessible from the beach but only during predawn hours with live sardines being the bait of choice.

Tolerant to freshwaters Ref. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 3 – 60 m Ref. Marketed fresh or frozen Ref.


Not available FishBase mirror site: Underwater photos taken in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March lutjansu Sign our Guest Book. A most unusual dark colored fish, found in abundance within Mag Bay and known locally as Pargo Rojo i. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc.

High vulnerability 56 of Estimates of some argentiventrs based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Malay, ikan lutjan, name of a fish. The Yellow Snappers are considered an excellent food fish.

The Yellow Snappers are found over rocky bottoms close to caves and crevices at depths up to feet. Feed on fishes, shrimps, crabs and mollusks.

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Photos courtesy of Ron Woheau, Zihuatanejo. They occasionally become accessible in the early morning when chummed up to near the surface with cut bait. Their fins are yellow or orange. The Yellow Snapper is an easy fish to identify due to its coloration and the broken blue line under the eyes and cannot be confused with any other species.