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 are not caught in abundance by hook and line as they virtually disappear shortly after the first morning light. They are also accessible from the beach but only during predawn hours with live sardines being argentivejtris bait of choice.

Not available FishBase mirror site: Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Preopercular notch and knob weak. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. They are nocturnal predators feeding on crabs, mollusks, octopus, shrimp, and small fish and take shelter during daylight.

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The Yellow Snappers are considered an excellent food fish. Found in inshore reef areas over hard bottoms until at least 60 m depth Ref. In Mexican waters the Yellow Snapper are found in all waters of the Pacific. A most unusual dark colored fish, found in abundance within Mag Bay and known locally as Pargo Rojo i. Entered by Luna, Susan M.


Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Forehead slopes steeply; snout somewhat pointed.

Juveniles will enter fresh water streams. Rosy red anteriorly, becoming bright argentiventeis to yellow over most of the body; the fins are mainly yellow or orange; the inside of the mouth is white; a bluish horizontal streak runs below the eye.

They have a distinctive blue horizontal streak below their eyes, that aegentiventris a facile identification, that fades quickly after collection.

Underwater photos taken in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March High vulnerability 56 of Larger adults are two-toned, rosy-red in the front and yellow in the back. Snappers of the world.

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Scale rows on back parallel with lateral line. Form aggregations during daylight and shelter as solitary fish in caverns.

Yellow Snapper, Lutjanus argentiventris. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Tolerant to freshwaters Ref. Low, minimum population doubling time 4.

Yellow Snapper | Mexico – Fish, Marine Life, Birds and Terrestrial Life

Feed on fishes, shrimps, crabs and mollusks. Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 3 – 60 m Ref. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. They are sold in many markets of the greater Los Cabos area with fish presumably caught via nets and brought in from unknown locations. They reach a maximum length of 76 cm 30 inches. They have a pointed snout and a large mouth. Estimates of argentivventris properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref.


This fish is also known as the Amarillo Snapper. 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.

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The Yellow Snappers are found over rocky bottoms close to caves and crevices at depths up to feet. Their anal fin is rounded with 3 spines, the second being thick, and arhentiventris rays; their caudal fin is straight; and their dorsal fin is continuous and rounded at the terminal end with 10 spines.

Malay, ikan lutjan, name of a fish. The Yellow Snapper is an easy fish to identify due to its coloration and the broken lutjnus line under the eyes and cannot be confused with any other species. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Their fins are yellow or orange.

Yellow Snapper, Lutjanus argentiventrisjuvenile. Photos courtesy of Ron Woheau, Zihuatanejo. They occasionally become accessible in the early morning when chummed up to near the surface with lutjanua bait.