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Lutjanus madras Indian snapper

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lexID:
12835 
AphiaID:
218478 
Scientific:
Lutjanus madras 
German:
Indischer Schnapper 
English:
Indian Snapper 
Category:
Snappers 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Lutjanidae (Family) > Lutjanus (Genus) > madras (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Valenciennes, ), 1831 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Houtman Abrolhos (Abrolhos Islands), India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Laccadive Sea, Malaysia, Maumere, Myanmar, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Raja Amat, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Nicobar Islands, the Seychelles, Timor Sea, Vietnam, West Papua  
Sea depth:
5 - 90 Meter 
Size:
7.87" - 11.81" (20cm - 30cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Carnivore, Invertebrates, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-02 13:41:17 

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Lutjanus madras inhabits coral reefs, including areas with low coral outcrops, sponges and sea whips (gorgonians).
This snapper is often misidentified as Lutjanus lutjanus (Bloch, 1790).

The snappers are not important for the aquarium, but they do have their charm for sport fishermen.

Synonym: Mesoprion madras (Valenciennes, 1831)

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