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lexID: 4448 AphiaID: 159797 Scientific: Lutjanus griseus German: Grauer Schnapper English: Grey Snapper Category: Snappers Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Lutjanidae (Family) > Lutjanus (Genus) > griseus (Species) Initial determination: (Linnaeus, ), 1758 Occurrence: , Barbados , Guadeloupe American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, USA, Venezuela, West-Atlantic Ocean Sea depth: 5 - 180 Meter Size: up to 35.04" (89 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 77 °F (22°C - 25°C) Food: Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Frozen Food (large sort), Schrimps, Snails, Worms Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2012-07-14 09:34:13
Last edit: 2019-07-24 20:12:15
Lutjanus griseus (Linnaeus, 1758)
The mangrove snapper, Lutjanus griseus, is a snapper in the family Lutjanidae. It is also known as the gray snapper, mango snapper, or cabellerote.
Inhabit coastal as well as offshore waters. Found around coral reefs, rocky areas, estuaries, mangrove areas, and sometimes in lower reaches of rivers (especially the young). Feed mainly at night on small fishes, shrimps, crabs, gastropods, cephalopods and some planktonic items.
Classification / Names
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae (Snappers) > Lutjaninae
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