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Class: Teleostei
Order: Eupercaria/misc
Family: Lutjanidae Snappers
Subfamily: Lutjaninae
Genus: Lutjanus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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

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