Lutjanus coeruleolineatus (Rüppell, 1838)
Blueline snapper
Lutjanus coeruleolineatus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Lutjanidae (Snappers), subfamily: Lutjaninae
Max. size:  37.1 cm TL (male/unsexed); 44.2 cm TL (female); max.weight: 882.0 g; max.weight: 1,484.0 g
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 10 - 20 m
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: seas surrounding the Arabian Peninsula except the northern Red Sea and the Persian Gulf.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Snout somewhat pointed, dorsal profile of head moderately sloped. Preorbital bone slightly narrower than eye diameter. Preopercular notch and knob poorly developed. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Generally yellow, darker on back, grading to whitish ventrally with a series of seven or eight narrow, blue, longitudinal stripes on the sides, a large blackish spot on the lateral line below the anterior portion of the soft dorsal rays, and blue spots and broken lines on the head.
Biology:  Adults inhabit clear coastal coral reefs. They occur singly or in small groups. Marketed mostly fresh.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 28 June 2018 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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