Pinjalo lewisi Randall, Allen & Anderson, 1987
Slender pinjalo
Pinjalo lewisi
photo by Honeycutt, K.

 Family:  Lutjanidae (Snappers), subfamily: Lutjaninae
 Max. size:  50 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 20 - 150 m
 Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Laccadive Islands to Fiji, north to the Ryukyu Islands.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Description: Dorsal red, ventral pinkish white; fins red; caudal peduncle spot pale (Ref. 6177). Intensity or shade of red could change quickly. Dorsal scale rows oblique extending to caudal peduncle horizontally (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  Often form schools (Ref. 90102). Inhabit reefs and rocky bottoms. They feed on benthic and planktonic invertebrates and possibly small fishes. Marketed fresh or dried-salted.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 13.10.93
 Modified by: Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz - 16.04.13

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