LUTJANUS LUTJANUS - (Bloch, 1790)
Bigeye Snapper, Bigeye Seaperch, Lutjan à lignes jaunes, Vivaneau gros yeux,
The Bigeye Snapper is a moderately elongate, compressed fish. As its common name implies, it has very large eyes. The diameter of the eye is greater than the distance between the eye and upper jaw. The species has a brown to yellow stripe from the snout to the upper caudal peduncle. It has diagonal golden lines following the scale rows above the lateral line and horizontal stripes below. The fins are yellow.
The Bigeye Snapper grows to 30 cm in length.
It occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-West Pacific.
It occurs on coral reefs and inshore areas to depths of 90 m.
Diacope lineolata (Rüppell, 1829)
Lutianus lineolatus (Rüppell, 1829)
Lutianus lutianus (Bloch, 1790)
Lutianus lutjanus (Bloch, 1790)
Lutjanus blochii (Lacepède, 1802)
Lutjanus lineolatus (Rüppell, 1829)
Mesoprion caroui (Cuvier, 1828)
Mesoprion erythrognathus (Valenciennes, 1831)
Mesoprion xanthopterygius (Bleeker, 1849)
Rhomboplitoides megalops (Fowler, 1918)
Serranus nouleny (Valenciennes, 1828)