Lutjanus rufolineatus (Valenciennes, 1830)
Yellow-lined snapper
Lutjanus rufolineatus
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Lutjanidae (Snappers), subfamily: Lutjaninae
 Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 8 - 50 m
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Maldives (Ref. 30829); southern Japan to Indonesia and northern Australia, eastward to Samoa and Tonga.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Grey with numerous yellow stripes. Juveniles with a small black side-spot that shows intermittently in adults (Ref. 48635). Adult with horizontal stripes yellow faint on sides and black spot on soft dorsal-fin anterior. Median fins yellow, pectoral-fin axil brown upper side. Dorsal scale rows obliquely rising above lateral line. Preopercular notch developed moderately Body depth 2.4-2.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  Swim well above the surface of the reef in aggregations, consisting of several hundred individuals (Ref. 11902, 48635).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 26.08.96
 Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 03.05.12

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