Descriptions and articles about the Amarillo Snapper, scientifically known as Lutjanus argentiventris as classified by FishBase (Fish Species) in the Encyclo. Species Fact Sheets. Lutjanus argentiventris (Peters, ). See tree map display tree map. FAO Names. En – Yellow snapper, Fr – Vivaneau jaune, Sp – Pargo. PDF | The yellow snapper, Lutjanus argentiventris, is a commercial species along the Pacific coast, yet few studies have been carried out on its.

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They have a distinctive blue horizontal streak below their eyes, that provides a facile identification, that fades quickly after collection. Malay, ikan lutjan, name of a fish. Rosy red argentiventdis, becoming bright orange to yellow over most of the body; the fins are mainly yellow or outjanus the inside of the mouth is white; a bluish horizontal streak runs below the eye.

Photos courtesy of Ron Woheau, Zihuatanejo. Marketed fresh or frozen Ref. In Mexican waters the Yellow Snapper are found in all waters of the Pacific.

Summary page Point data Common names Photos. They have a pointed snout and a large mouth. Form aggregations during daylight and shelter as solitary fish in caverns.


Scale rows on back parallel with lateral line.

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Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. They are also accessible from the beach but only during predawn hours with live sardines being the bait of choice.

Globally, there are sixty-seven species in the genus Lutjanusnineteen of w hich are found in Mexican waters, ten in the Atlantic and nine in the Pacific.

The Yellow Snappers are considered an excellent food fish. Larger adults are two-toned, rosy-red in the front and yellow in the back.

Underwater photos taken in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March They are nocturnal predators feeding on crabs, mollusks, octopus, shrimp, and small fish and take shelter during daylight. A most unusual dark colored fish, found in abundance within Mag Bay and known locally as Pargo Rojo i.

This fish is also known as the Amarillo Snapper. Their anal fin is rounded with 3 spines, the second being thick, and 8 rays; their caudal fin is straight; and their dorsal fin is continuous and rounded at the terminal end with ultjanus spines. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Entered by Luna, Susan M.

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 3 – 60 m Ref.

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Lutjanus argentiventris, Yellow snapper : fisheries, aquaculture

Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Found in inshore reef areas over hard bottoms until at least 60 m depth Ref. Tolerant to freshwaters Ref. Preopercular notch and knob weak. Snappers of the world. They are not caught in abundance adgentiventris hook and line as they virtually disappear shortly after the first morning light.

Low, minimum population doubling time 4.

The Yellow Snappers are found over rocky bottoms close to caves argentiventrs crevices at depths up to feet. They reach a maximum length of 76 cm 30 inches. Forehead slopes steeply; snout somewhat pointed.

Mexico – Fish, Marine Life, Birds and Terrestrial Life

Yellow Snapper, Lutjanus argentiventrisjuvenile. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. The Yellow Snappers have moderately oblong bodies with an overall yellow coloration that is more prominent in the tail and lower part of the body.

Feed on fishes, shrimps, crabs and mollusks. Their fins are yellow or orange.