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Lutjanus purpureus  (Poey, 1866)

Southern red snapper
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Klassifizierung / Names Namen | Synonyme | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (Strahlenflosser) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae (Snappers) > Lutjaninae
Etymology: Lutjanus: Malay, ikan lutjan, name of a fish.

Lebensraum / Klimazone / Range Ökologie

; seewasser demersal; tiefenbereich 26 - 340 m (Ref. 9626), usually 70 - 120 m (Ref. 55).   Tropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 25°N - 19°S, 87°W - 35°W (Ref. 54572)

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Western Atlantic: throughout most of the Caribbean Sea from Cuba southward to northeastern Brazil. Frequently confused with Lutjanus campechanus. Also referred to as Lutjanus aya by past authors, but Rivas (Ref. 6409) proved that Bodianus aya Bloch, 1790 is not a lutjanid, but probably a sciaenid.

Length at first maturity / Size / Gewicht / Alter

Maturity: Lm 43.0, range 79 - 40.6 cm
Max length : 100.0 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 55); common length : 65.0 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 55); max. veröff. Gewicht: 10.0 kg (Ref. 5217); max. veröff. Alter: 18 Jahre (Ref. 55)

Kurzbeschreibung Morphologie | Morphometrie

Rückenflossenstacheln (insgesamt): 10; Rückenflossenweichstrahlen (insgesamt): 14; Afterflossenstacheln 3; Afterflossenweichstrahlen: 8 - 9. Head short, its dorsal profile somewhat rounded behind eye. Snout short and blunt. Eye large. Preopercular notch and knob weak. Pectoral fins long, reaching level of anus. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Back and upper side deep red; lower sides and belly rosy, with a silvery sheen; the fins mainly red. A small spot is sometimes on the lateral line below the anterior portion of the dorsal fin rays. Young with a rounded black spot on upper side below anterior dorsal soft rays, disappearing with growth.

Biologie     Fachlexikon (Englisch) (z.B. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit rocky areas. They feed mainly on fishes, shrimps, crabs, cephalopods and planktonic items.

Life cycle and mating behavior Geschlechtsreife | Fortpflanzung | Ablaichen | Eier | Fecundity | Larven

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Allen, G.R., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 6. Snappers of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(6):208 p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 55)

IUCN Rote Liste Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Bedrohung für Menschen

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 31172)




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