Descriptions and articles about the Amarillo Snapper, scientifically known as Lutjanus argentiventris as classified by FishBase (Fish Species) in the Encyclo. Species Fact Sheets. Lutjanus argentiventris (Peters, ). See tree map display tree map. FAO Names. En – Yellow snapper, Fr – Vivaneau jaune, Sp – Pargo. PDF | The yellow snapper, Lutjanus argentiventris, is a commercial species along the Pacific coast, yet few studies have been carried out on its.

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Marketed fresh or frozen Ref. They are nocturnal predators feeding on crabs, mollusks, octopus, shrimp, and small fish and take shelter during daylight. They argentiventis a maximum length argentvientris 76 cm 30 inches. Scale rows on back parallel with lateral line. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Found in inshore reef areas over hard bottoms until at least 60 m depth Ref. They are not caught in abundance by hook and line as they virtually disappear shortly after the first morning light.

Mexico – Fish, Marine Life, Birds and Terrestrial Life

Malay, ikan lutjan, name of a fish. High vulnerability 56 of Sign our Guest Book. Larger adults are two-toned, rosy-red in the front and yellow in the back. The Yellow Snappers are considered an excellent food fish.

Tolerant to freshwaters Ref. In Mexican waters the Yellow Snapper are found in all waters of the Pacific.


Entered by Luna, Susan M. This fish is also known as the Amarillo Snapper.

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Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. They have a distinctive blue horizontal streak below their eyes, that provides a facile identification, that fades quickly after collection. The Yellow Snappers have moderately oblong bodies with an overall yellow coloration that is more prominent in the tail and lower part of the body. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date.

Low, minimum population doubling time 4. Feed on fishes, shrimps, crabs and mollusks. Not available FishBase mirror site: Yellow Snapper, Lutjanus argentiventris.

Juveniles will enter fresh water streams. They occasionally become accessible in the early morning when chummed up to near the surface with cut bait. They have a pointed snout and a large mouth. Rosy red anteriorly, becoming bright orange to yellow over most of the body; the fins are mainly yellow or orange; the inside of the mouth is white; a bluish horizontal streak runs below the eye. Preopercular notch and knob weak.

The Yellow Snapper is an easy fish to identify due to its coloration and the broken argentiiventris line under the eyes and cannot be confused with any other species. They are sold lutianus many markets of the greater Los Cabos area with fish presumably caught via nets and brought in from unknown locations. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Their fins are yellow or orange. Underwater photos taken in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March A most unusual dark colored fish, found in abundance within Mag Bay and known locally as Pargo Rojo i.


Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 3 – 60 m Ref. Form aggregations during daylight and shelter as solitary fish in caverns. Yellow Snapper, Lutjanus argentiventrisjuvenile. Snappers of the argenyiventris. Forehead slopes steeply; snout somewhat pointed.

FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture – Aquatic species

Their anal fin is rounded with 3 spines, the second being thick, and 8 rays; their caudal fin is straight; and their dorsal fin is continuous and rounded at the terminal end with 10 spines.

The Yellow Snappers are found over rocky bottoms close to caves and crevices at lutanus up to feet. Globally, there are sixty-seven species in the genus Lutjanusnineteen of w hich are found in Mexican waters, ten in the Atlantic and nine in the Lutjnus. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

They are also accessible from the beach but only during predawn hours with live sardines being the bait of choice. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Argentuventris courtesy of Ron Woheau, Zihuatanejo.