Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Lutjanidae
(Snappers) > Lutjaninae
Etymology: Lutjanus: Malay, ikan lutjan, name of a fish; papuensis: Named for its type locality, West Papua..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 6 - 15 m (Ref. 93093). Tropical
Western Pacific: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands; observed at Timor Leste.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93093)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: D X,13; total gill rakers 16; body depth 2.4-2.8 in SL; eye 4.5-4.7 in HL; interorbital 5.5-6.5 in HL; the scale rows above the lateral line rising obliquely toward dorsal profile; predorsal scales extends slightly anterior to level of preopercular margin; weakly developed preopercular notch and interopercular knob; upper surface of tongue with central patch of fine granular teeth; vomer with narrow, crescent-shaped patch of granular teeth, no medial posterior extension; slightly emarginate caudal fin; in life it is reddish to yellow on head, bluish to grey on upper side, grading to yellow-orange below lateral line; bright yellow anal and pelvic fins, presence of a black spot at base of uppermost pectoral-fin rays (Ref. 93093).
Found in fringing reefs and generally observed solitarily or in small groups (Ref. 93093).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., W.T. White and M.V. Erdmann, 2013. Two new species of snappers (Pisces: Lutjanidae: Lutjanus) from the Indo-West Pacific. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 6:33-51. (Ref. 93093)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 28.7 - 29.3, mean 28.9 °C (based on 272 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01445 (0.00699 - 0.02989), b=2.97 (2.81 - 3.13), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100).