amarillo snapper

Scientific name Lutjanus argentiventris
Descriptor Peters
Year of description 1869
IUCN category LC
Family Lutjanidae
Genus Lutjanus
Lutjanus argentiventris Lutjanus argentiventris

Introduction

Lutjanus argentiventris, commonly known as amarillo snapper, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    50 cm
  • Maximum size
    70 cm
  • Shape
    Oval
  • Average size
    50 cm
  • Maximum size
    70 cm
  • Shape
    Oval

How to recognize the amarillo snapper ?

The amarillo snapper measures between 50 and 70 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and argent body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The amarillo snapper hunts in the stalk and is one of the predators of its biotope. Opportunistic, it does not hesitate to attack any smaller animal nearby.

The amarillo snapper is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although the amarillo snapper is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The amarillo snapper is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    20 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    3 - 60 m

Biotope presentation

The amarillo snapper is most often found at a depth between 3m and 60m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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