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Lutjanus purpureus  (Poey, 1866)

Southern red snapper
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Netherlands Antilles country information

Common names: [No common name]
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
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Uses: no uses
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Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/nt.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Allen, G.R., 1985
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae (Snappers) > Lutjaninae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55); common length : 65.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55); max. published weight: 10.0 kg (Ref. 5217); max. reported age: 18 years (Ref. 55)

Length at first maturity
Lm 43.0, range 79 - 40.6 cm

Environment

Marine; demersal; depth range 26 - 340 m (Ref. 9626), usually 70 - 120 m (Ref. 55)

Climate / Range

Tropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 25°N - 19°S, 87°W - 35°W (Ref. 54572)

Distribution

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.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 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.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 31172)



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.6   ±0.6 se; Based on diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.09-0.12; tm=5.5; tmax=18)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
High vulnerability (60 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High