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Family: Lutjanidae Snappers

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aphareus furca Small toothed jobfish Indo-Pacific 70 TL 1801
Aphareus rutilans Rusty jobfish Indo-Pacific 110 TL 1830
Aprion virescens Green jobfish Indo-Pacific 112 TL 1830
Apsilus dentatus Black snapper Western Central Atlantic 65 TL 1853
Apsilus fuscus African forktail snapper Eastern Atlantic 75 TL 1830
Etelis carbunculus Deep-water red snapper Indo-Pacific 127 FL 1828
Etelis coruscans Deepwater longtail red snapper Indo-Pacific 120 TL 1862
Etelis oculatus Queen snapper Western Atlantic 100 TL 1828
Etelis radiosus Pale snapper Indo-Pacific 80 SL 1981
Hoplopagrus guentherii Mexican barred snapper Eastern Pacific 92 TL 1862
Lipocheilus carnolabrum Tang's snapper Indo-West Pacific 50 SL 1970
Lutjanus adetii Yellow-banded snapper Western Pacific 50 TL 1873
Lutjanus agennes African red snapper Eastern Atlantic 139 TL 1863
Lutjanus alexandrei Southwestern Atlantic 33.1 TL 2007
Lutjanus ambiguus Ambiguous snapper Western Central Atlantic 40 TL 1860
Lutjanus analis Mutton snapper Western Atlantic 94 TL 1828
Lutjanus apodus Schoolmaster snapper Western Atlantic 79.1 FL 1792
Lutjanus aratus Mullet snapper Eastern Pacific 100 TL 1864
Lutjanus argentimaculatus Mangrove red snapper Indo-West Pacific 150 TL 1775
Lutjanus argentiventris Yellow snapper Eastern Pacific 71 TL 1869
Lutjanus bengalensis Bengal snapper Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1790
Lutjanus biguttatus Two-spot banded snapper Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1830
Lutjanus bitaeniatus Indonesian snapper Eastern Indian Ocean 30 TL 1830
Lutjanus bohar Two-spot red snapper Indo-Pacific 90 TL 1775
Lutjanus boutton Moluccan snapper Western Pacific 35 TL 1802
Lutjanus buccanella Blackfin snapper Western Atlantic 75 TL 1828
Lutjanus campechanus Northern red snapper Western Atlantic 100 TL 1860
Lutjanus carponotatus Spanish flag snapper Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1842
Lutjanus coeruleolineatus Blueline snapper Indian Ocean 44.2 TL 1838
Lutjanus colorado Colorado snapper Eastern Pacific 91 TL 1882
Lutjanus cyanopterus Cubera snapper Western Atlantic 160 TL 1828
Lutjanus decussatus Checkered snapper Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1828
Lutjanus dentatus African brown snapper Eastern Atlantic 150 TL 1861
Lutjanus dodecacanthoides Sunbeam snapper Western Pacific 30 TL 1854
Lutjanus ehrenbergii Blackspot snapper Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1869
Lutjanus endecacanthus Guinea snapper Eastern Atlantic 85 TL 1863
Lutjanus erythropterus Crimson snapper Indo-West Pacific 81.6 FL 1790
Lutjanus fulgens Golden African snapper Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1830
Lutjanus fulviflamma Dory snapper Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1775
Lutjanus fulvus Blacktail snapper Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1801
Lutjanus fuscescens Freshwater snapper Asia and Oceania 40 TL 1830
Lutjanus gibbus Humpback red snapper Indo-Pacific 56.8 FL 1775
Lutjanus goldiei Papuan black snapper Oceania 100 TL 1882
Lutjanus goreensis Gorean snapper Eastern Atlantic 80 TL 1830
Lutjanus griseus Grey snapper Western Atlantic 89 TL 1758
Lutjanus guilcheri Yellowfin red snapper Indian Ocean 60 TL 1959
Lutjanus guttatus Spotted rose snapper Eastern Pacific 105 TL 1869
Lutjanus indicus Indian Ocean 22.6 SL 2013
Lutjanus inermis Golden snapper Eastern Pacific 34 TL 1869
Lutjanus jocu Dog snapper Western Atlantic 128 TL 1801
Lutjanus johnii John's snapper Indo-West Pacific 97 TL 1792
Lutjanus jordani Jordan's snapper Eastern Pacific 60 TL 1898
Lutjanus kasmira Common bluestripe snapper Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1775
Lutjanus lemniscatus Yellowstreaked snapper Western Indian Ocean 65 TL 1828
Lutjanus lunulatus Lunartail snapper Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1797
Lutjanus lutjanus Bigeye snapper Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1790
Lutjanus madras Indian snapper Indian Ocean 30 TL 1831
Lutjanus mahogoni Mahogany snapper Western Atlantic 48 TL 1828
Lutjanus malabaricus Malabar blood snapper Indo-West Pacific 100 TL 1801
Lutjanus maxweberi Pygmy snapper Asia and Oceania 15 SL 1921
Lutjanus mizenkoi Samoan snapper Western Pacific 32 TL 1985
Lutjanus monostigma One-spot snapper Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1828
Lutjanus notatus Bluestriped snapper Western Indian Ocean 25 TL 1828
Lutjanus novemfasciatus Pacific dog snapper Eastern Pacific 170 TL 1862
Lutjanus octolineatus Whitebelly snapper Western Indian Ocean 20.9 SL 1828
Lutjanus ophuysenii Spotstripe snapper Northwest Pacific 15.5 SL 1860
Lutjanus papuensis Papuan snapper Western Pacific 25.9 SL 2013
Lutjanus peru Pacific red snapper Eastern Pacific 95 TL 1922
Lutjanus purpureus Southern red snapper Western Atlantic 100 TL 1866
Lutjanus quinquelineatus Five-lined snapper Indo-West Pacific 38 TL 1790
Lutjanus rivulatus Blubberlip snapper Indo-Pacific 80 TL 1828
Lutjanus rufolineatus Yellow-lined snapper Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1830
Lutjanus russellii Russell's snapper Western Pacific 50 TL 1849
Lutjanus sanguineus Humphead snapper Western Indian Ocean 100 TL 1828
Lutjanus sapphirolineatus Arabian blue-striped snapper Western Indian Ocean 15.3 SL 2016
Lutjanus sebae Emperor red snapper Indo-West Pacific 116 FL 1816
Lutjanus semicinctus Black-banded snapper Western Pacific 35 TL 1824
Lutjanus stellatus Star snapper Northwest Pacific 55 TL 1983
Lutjanus synagris Lane snapper Western Atlantic 60 TL 1758
Lutjanus timoriensis Timor snapper Western Pacific 73.7 FL 1824
Lutjanus viridis Blue and gold snapper Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1846
Lutjanus vitta Brownstripe red snapper Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1824
Lutjanus vivanus Silk snapper Western Atlantic 83 TL 1828
Lutjanus xanthopinnis Yellowfin snapper Indo-West Pacific, Indian 19.2 SL 2015
Macolor macularis Midnight snapper Western Pacific 60 TL 1931
Macolor niger Black and white snapper Indo-Pacific 75 TL 1775
Ocyurus chrysurus Yellowtail snapper Western Atlantic 86.3 TL 1791
Paracaesio caerulea Japanese snapper Western Pacific 50 TL 1934
Paracaesio gonzalesi Vanuatu snapper Western Central Pacific 42 SL 1979
Paracaesio kusakarii Saddle-back snapper Western Pacific 60 SL 1960
Paracaesio paragrapsimodon Western Central Pacific 27.5 SL 1992
Paracaesio sordida Dirty ordure snapper Indo-Pacific 48 TL 1962
Paracaesio stonei Cocoa snapper Western Pacific 50 SL 1983
Paracaesio waltervadi Western Indian Ocean 42.9 SL 1992
Paracaesio xanthura Yellowtail blue snapper Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1869
Parapristipomoides squamimaxillaris Scalemouth jobfish Pacific Ocean 51.3 NG 1973
Pinjalo lewisi Slender pinjalo Indo-Pacific 50 SL 1987
Pinjalo pinjalo Pinjalo Indo-West Pacific 80 TL 1850
Pristipomoides aquilonaris Wenchman Western Atlantic 56 TL 1896
Pristipomoides argyrogrammicus Ornate jobfish Indo-Pacific 40 SL 1832
Pristipomoides auricilla Goldflag jobfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1927
Pristipomoides filamentosus Crimson jobfish Indo-Pacific 100 TL 1830
Pristipomoides flavipinnis Golden eye jobfish Pacific Ocean 76.6 FL 1963
Pristipomoides freemani Slender wenchman Western Atlantic 23.3 TL 1966
Pristipomoides macrophthalmus Cardinal snapper Western Central Atlantic 50 TL 1848
Pristipomoides multidens Goldbanded jobfish Indo-Pacific 90 TL 1871
Pristipomoides sieboldii Lavender jobfish Indo-Pacific 79 TL 1855
Pristipomoides typus Sharptooth jobfish Eastern Indian Ocean 70 TL 1852
Pristipomoides zonatus Oblique-banded snapper Indo-Pacific 57.5 FL 1830
Randallichthys filamentosus Randall's snapper Pacific Ocean 50 SL 1970
Rhomboplites aurorubens Vermilion snapper Western Atlantic 60 TL 1829
Symphorichthys spilurus Sailfin snapper Western Pacific 60 TL 1874
Symphorus nematophorus Chinamanfish Western Pacific 100 SL 1860

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