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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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Feed on fishes, shrimps, crabs and mollusks.

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. Tolerant to freshwaters Ref. Juveniles will enter fresh water streams. Found in inshore reef areas over hard bottoms until at least 60 m depth Ref.

Lutjanus argentiventris, Yellow snapper : fisheries, aquaculture

Underwater photos taken in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March Forehead slopes steeply; snout somewhat pointed. They are also accessible from the beach argetniventris only during predawn hours with live sardines being the bait of choice. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Preopercular notch and knob weak.


They occasionally become accessible in the early morning when chummed up to near the surface with cut bait. Summary page Point data Common names Photos.

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They are not caught in abundance by hook and line as they virtually disappear shortly after the first morning light. Low, minimum population doubling time 4. High vulnerability 56 of Not available FishBase mirror site: This fish is also known as the Amarillo Snapper. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date.

A most unusual dark colored fish, found in abundance within Mag Bay and known locally as Pargo Rojo i.

They have a pointed snout and a large mouth. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. They reach a maximum length of 76 cm 30 inches. The Yellow Snappers are found over rocky bottoms close to caves and crevices at depths up to feet.

Globally, there are sixty-seven species in the genus Lutjanusnineteen of w hich are found in Mexican waters, ten in lutjauns Atlantic and nine in the Pacific. They are nocturnal predators feeding on crabs, mollusks, octopus, shrimp, and small fish and take shelter during daylight.

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Form aggregations during daylight and shelter as solitary fish in caverns.

Rosy red anteriorly, becoming bright orange 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. The Yellow Snappers are considered an argentiventirs food fish. Entered by Luna, Susan M. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Sign our Guest Book. Scale rows on back parallel with lateral line. They are sold in many markets of the greater Los Cabos area with fish presumably caught via nets and brought in from unknown locations.

Yellow Snapper, Lutjanus argentiventris. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: In Mexican waters the Yellow Snapper are found in all waters of the Pacific.

Their fins are yellow or orange.