blacktail snapper

Scientific name Lutjanus fulvus
Descriptor Forster
Year of description 1801
IUCN category LC
Family Lutjanidae
Genus Lutjanus
Lutjanus fulvus Lutjanus fulvus

Introduction

Lutjanus fulvus, commonly known as blacktail snapper, is a brackish water and salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Shape
    Oval
  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Shape
    Oval

How to recognize the blacktail snapper ?

The blacktail snapper measures between 25 and 40 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly rouge and jaune body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The blacktail 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 blacktail snapper is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

n general, outside of the hunting season, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The blacktail 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
    1 - 75 m

Biotope presentation

The blacktail snapper is most often found at a depth between 1m and 75m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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