Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Lutjanidae
(Snappers) > Lutjaninae
Etymology: Lutjanus: Malay, ikan lutjan, name of a fish.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal; depth range 3 - 4 m (Ref. 90102), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 28°N - 14°S, 116°E - 155°E (Ref. 55)
Asia and Oceania: Philippines, Indonesia (Sulawesi) and New Guinea. This species appears to be valid, but final judgment is reserved until adults and intermediate forms are available for examination (Ref. 469).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2847)
soft rays: 8. Dorsal profile of head steeply sloped. Preorbital bone narrow, its width slightly less than eye diameter. Preopercular notch and knob poorly developed. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Live colors unknown. Older specimens becoming overall brownish except whitish on ventral surface (Ref. 469). Body depth 2.2-2.7 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Apparently restricted to freshwater streams and brackish waters, although adults are unknown (Ref. 55). Also found in mangrove lined inlets (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 6. Snappers of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(6):208 p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 55)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01445 (0.00693 - 0.03016), b=2.98 (2.82 - 3.14), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 264 [116, 536] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.821 [0.463, 1.645] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.7 [15.1, 18.3] % ; Omega3 = 0.629 [0.293, 1.344] g/100g ; Selenium = 95 [36, 214] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 86.4 [16.6, 389.4] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.852 [0.525, 1.554] mg/100g (wet weight);