Lutjanus jordani (Gilbert, 1898)
Jordan's snapper
Lutjanus jordani
photo by Allen, G.R.

 Family:  Lutjanidae (Snappers), subfamily: Lutjaninae
 Max. size:  60 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 50 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: southern Mexico to Peru, including the Mapelo, Cocos and Galapagos islands.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-14; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Head pointed, dorsal profile of forehead somewhat angular. Preorbital bone broad, maxilla extending nearly to mid-eye level. Preopercular notch and knob well developed. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Upper back and top of head dark olive; sides and ventral parts dark purplish; silvery spots on side forming longitudinal rows.
 Biology:  Adults are found over hard bottoms in inshore reef areas. They form schools in surface waters around Cocos Island, Costa Rica (Ref. 9313). Carnivorous, feed on invertebrates and fish (Ref. 9313).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 27.03.13
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.02.94

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