LUTJANUS ADETII - (CASTELNAU, 1873)
Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Lutjanidae (Family) > Lutjanus (Genus)
Yellow-band snapper, Yellow-banded hussar, Yellow-banded sea perch, Yellow-banded snapper, Lutjan aimable, Rouget de nuit, Vivaneau de nuit, Pargo nochero
Diacope adetii (Castelnau, 1873)
Diacopus adetii (Castelnau, 1873)
Genyoroge amabilis (De Vis, 1884)
Genyoroge unicolor (Alleyne & Macleay, 1877)
Lutjanus castelnaui (Whitley, 1928)
Lutjanus paravitta (Postel, 1965)
Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8. Snout somewhat pointed. Preopercular notch and knob moderately well developed. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Generally pale blue-gray to whitish with suffusion of yellow on upper back. A prominent golden brown stripe, slightly narrower than the eye, runs laterally from the rear edge of the of the opercle to the caudal peduncle. Max length : 50.0 cm. Common length : 30.0 cm.
Lutjanus: Malay, ikan lutjan, name of a fish.
Western Pacific: restricted to the east coast of Australia and New Caledonia. The main Australian distribution is off southern Queensland between Cape Moreton (about 27°S) and the Capricorn Group(23°S). This species has been usually referred to as Lutjanus amabilis by previous authors.
Adults mainly inhabit coral reefs. Sometimes forming large aggregations around rocky outcrops during daylight hours. They disperse to feed at night. Usually marketed fresh.