International Union for Conservation of Nature. Lutjanus synagris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN Geographic range in detail. Threats. Lutjanus synagris. These almond-shaped reef fish usually find a favorite location and don’t stray far from it their entire lives. They’re pink-red on. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (). FishBase. Lutjanus synagris (Linnaeus, ). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species.

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There are eight to ten yellow to pink horizontal stripes on their sides, and three or four stripes below their anterior dorsal ray.

Food Habits Because the lane snapper lives in a wide range of habitats, they are opportunistic predators, feeding on a variety of prey. Shrimp trawlers account for a large portion of the total fishing mortality on this snapper, as juveniles occur over soft bottom areas with synagfis shrimp populations. There is a diffuse black spot below the soft portion of the dorsal fin. Lane snappers feed nocturnally syynagris smaller fishes, shrimp, cephalopods, gastropods, and crabs.

The caudal fin is emarginate to slightly forked. Good food fish, it is marketed fresh. Importance to Humans Shrimp trawlers are responsible for a large portion of the juvenile lane snapper mortality. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Poisoned people report having gastrointestinal problems for up to several days, and synagri general weakness in their arms and legs.

Lane Snapper Lane snapper. This species is silvery-pink to reddish in color, with short, irregular, pink and yellow lines on its sides; it has a diffuse black spot, about as large as the eye; the dorsal fin is centered above the lateral line ; the outer margin of the caudal fin is blackish.


Carl Linnaeus first described Lutjanus synagris in Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. Once established, adult snappers remain in the same area for their ,utjanus lives. Sign our Guest Book. Dentition There is luyjanus narrow band of villiform teeth in each jaw, the upper jaw also bearing four canine teeth, two of which are enlarged. Taxonomy Carl Linnaeus first described Lutjanus synagris in Larger specimens can be found in somewhat lutjanua waters, but are typically less plentiful.

Similar species occurring in the same areas as the lane snapper include the mahogany snapper L.

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Back and upper side pink to reddish, with a green tinge and diffused darker vertical bars. Fish eat these dinoflagellates, and the snapper synagrris feeds on those fish.

They are easily caught on a variety of live and frozen baits, such lurjanus shrimp, squid, cut bait, and minnows; artificial lures and baits have also been known to be effective. Llutjanus rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lutjanus synagris. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The pelagic eggs are released into open waters and are transported by the ocean currents.

The head has 3 or 4 yellow stripes running from the snout to the eye, the lower jaw projects slightly. Lane snappers compose a large portion of the sport and commercial snapper fishery.

Pectoral fins short, not reaching level of anus. Discover Fishes Lutjanus synagris. Juveniles are pale upon settlement, with red-tinged dorsal fins and yellow-tinged pelvic fins and pale bands on the body. Generally, lane snapper are not specifically targeted by anglers, but many are caught as a bycatch by anglers fishing for grouper or other species of snapper, as well as other shallow to mid-depth bottom fish. Schneider, Lutjanus aubrietii Desmarest, Mesoprion uninotatus G.


They are caught with beach seines, boat seines, traps, handlines, and bottom trawls. Geographical Distribution World distribution map for the lane snapper The lane snapper is found in the western Atlantic Ocean, from North Carolina to southern Brazil.

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This species has also been reported in offshore waters to depths of feet meters. Size, Age, and Growth Lane snappers have an average length of 14 inches 36 cmwith a lutjaanus length of 20 inches 50 cm. It has a double dorsal fin, with a rounded anal fin and relatively short pectoral fins.

Preopercular notch and knob weak. In turbid as well as clear water Ref.

It is very rare to be afflicted with ciguatera poisoning. The tooth patch is anchor-shaped on the roof of the mouth. Often synatris large aggregations, especially during the breeding season. Lane snapper also synagrjs an important fishery off the coast of southern Cuba during the late spring and early summer months. Not available FishBase mirror site: They eventually settle on suitable habitat that offers some protection from predators. They often form large aggregations, especially during the breeding season.

The lower sides and belly silvery with a yellow tinge. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. Snappers of the world.

Coloration Lane snapper have two color phases. Life snyagris and mating behavior Maturity Reproduction Spawning Eggs Fecundity Larvae Often form large aggregations, especially during the breeding season. It can be found in a wide range of habitats, though it prefers coral reefs and sandy areas with plentiful vegetation.

A series of 8 – 10 horizontal yellow or golden stripes on sides.