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Lutjanus argentiventris Yellow snapper

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lexID:
11245 
AphiaID:
276524 
Scientific:
Lutjanus argentiventris 
German:
Gelber Schnapper 
English:
Yellow Snapper 
Category:
Snappers 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Lutjanidae (Family) > Lutjanus (Genus) > argentiventris (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Peters, ), 1869 
Occurrence:
El Salvador, Cocos Island (Costa Rica), Admiralty Islands, Columbia, Costa Rica, Eastern Pacific Ocean, Ecuador, Egypt, Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Gulf of California, Honduras, Malpelo Island, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Revillagigedo Islands, USA 
Sea depth:
3 - 60 Meter 
Size:
7.48" - 27.95" (19cm - 71cm) 
Weight:
13 kg 
Temperature:
68 °F - 77 °F (20°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Fish (little fishes) 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
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Created:
Last edit:
2017-11-27 12:35:55 

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Lutjanus argentiventris (Peters, 1869)

Found in inshore reef areas over hard bottoms until at least 60 m depth. Tolerant to freshwaters. Form aggregations during daylight and shelter as solitary fish in caverns.
Feed on fishes, shrimps, crabs and mollusks.

Synonyme:
Hypoplectrus lamprurus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)
Mesoprion argentiventris Peters, 1869
Serranus lamprurus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882


Main reference
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.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Lutjanidae (Family) > Lutjanus (Genus) > Lutjanus argentimaculatus (Species)

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