Species under Lutjanus
n= 73
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Lutjanus adetii
(Castelnau, 1873)
Yellow-banded snapper Western Pacific 50
Lutjanus agennes
Bleeker, 1863
African red snapper Eastern Atlantic 139
Lutjanus alexandrei
Moura & Lindeman, 2007
Southwestern Atlantic 24.3
Lutjanus ambiguus
(Poey, 1860)
Ambiguous snapper Western Central Atlantic 40
Lutjanus analis
(Cuvier, 1828)
Mutton snapper Western Atlantic 94
Lutjanus apodus
(Walbaum, 1792)
Schoolmaster snapper Western Atlantic 79.1
Lutjanus aratus
(Günther, 1864)
Mullet snapper Eastern Pacific 100
Lutjanus argentimaculatus
(Forsskål, 1775)
Mangrove red snapper Indo-West Pacific 150
Lutjanus argentiventris
(Peters, 1869)
Yellow snapper Eastern Pacific 71
Lutjanus bengalensis
(Bloch, 1790)
Bengal snapper Indo-West Pacific 30
Lutjanus biguttatus
(Valenciennes, 1830)
Two-spot banded snapper Indo-Pacific 25
Lutjanus bitaeniatus
(Valenciennes, 1830)
Indonesian snapper Eastern Indian Ocean 30
Lutjanus bohar
(Forsskål, 1775)
Two-spot red snapper Indo-Pacific 90
Lutjanus boutton
(Lacepède, 1802)
Moluccan snapper Western Pacific 35
Lutjanus buccanella
(Cuvier, 1828)
Blackfin snapper Western Atlantic 75
Lutjanus campechanus
(Poey, 1860)
Northern red snapper Western Atlantic 100
Lutjanus carponotatus
(Richardson, 1842)
Spanish flag snapper Indo-West Pacific 40
Lutjanus coeruleolineatus
(Rüppell, 1838)
Blueline snapper Indian Ocean 40
Lutjanus colorado
Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
Colorado snapper Eastern Pacific 91
Lutjanus cyanopterus
(Cuvier, 1828)
Cubera snapper Western Atlantic 160
Lutjanus decussatus
(Cuvier, 1828)
Checkered snapper Indo-West Pacific 35
Lutjanus dentatus
(Duméril, 1861)
African brown snapper Eastern Atlantic 150
Lutjanus dodecacanthoides
(Bleeker, 1854)
Sunbeam snapper Western Pacific 30
Lutjanus ehrenbergii
(Peters, 1869)
Blackspot snapper Indo-West Pacific 35
Lutjanus endecacanthus
Bleeker, 1863
Guinea snapper Eastern Atlantic 85
Lutjanus erythropterus
Bloch, 1790
Crimson snapper Indo-West Pacific 81.6
Lutjanus fulgens
(Valenciennes, 1830)
Golden African snapper Eastern Atlantic 60
Lutjanus fulviflamma
(Forsskål, 1775)
Dory snapper Indo-Pacific 35
Lutjanus fulvus
(Forster, 1801)
Blacktail snapper Indo-Pacific 40
Lutjanus fuscescens
(Valenciennes, 1830)
Freshwater snapper Asia and Oceania 40
Lutjanus gibbus
(Forsskål, 1775)
Humpback red snapper Indo-Pacific 50
Lutjanus goldiei
(Macleay, 1882)
Papuan black snapper Oceania 100
Lutjanus goreensis
(Valenciennes, 1830)
Gorean snapper Eastern Atlantic 80
Lutjanus griseus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Grey snapper Western Atlantic 89
Lutjanus guilcheri
Fourmanoir, 1959
Yellowfin red snapper Indian Ocean 60
Lutjanus guttatus
(Steindachner, 1869)
Spotted rose snapper Eastern Pacific 80
Lutjanus indicus
Allen, White & Erdmann, 2013
Indian Ocean 22.6
Lutjanus inermis
(Peters, 1869)
Golden snapper Eastern Pacific 34
Lutjanus jocu
(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Dog snapper Western Atlantic 128
Lutjanus johnii
(Bloch, 1792)
John's snapper Indo-West Pacific 97
Lutjanus jordani
(Gilbert, 1898)
Jordan's snapper Eastern Pacific 60
Lutjanus kasmira
(Forsskål, 1775)
Common bluestripe snapper Indo-Pacific 40
Lutjanus lemniscatus
(Valenciennes, 1828)
Yellowstreaked snapper Western Indian Ocean 65
Lutjanus lunulatus
(Park, 1797)
Lunartail snapper Indo-West Pacific 40
Lutjanus lutjanus
Bloch, 1790
Bigeye snapper Indo-West Pacific 35
Lutjanus madras
(Valenciennes, 1831)
Indian snapper Indo-West Pacific 30
Lutjanus mahogoni
(Cuvier, 1828)
Mahogany snapper Western Atlantic 48
Lutjanus malabaricus
(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Malabar blood snapper Indo-West Pacific 100
Lutjanus maxweberi
Popta, 1921
Pygmy snapper Asia and Oceania 15
Lutjanus mizenkoi
Allen & Talbot, 1985
Samoan snapper Western Pacific 32
Lutjanus monostigma
(Cuvier, 1828)
One-spot snapper Indo-Pacific 60
Lutjanus notatus
(Cuvier, 1828)
Bluestriped snapper Western Indian Ocean 25
Lutjanus novemfasciatus
Gill, 1862
Pacific dog snapper Eastern Pacific 170
Lutjanus octolineatus
(Cuvier, 1828)
Whitebelly snapper Western Indian Ocean 20.9
Lutjanus ophuysenii
(Bleeker, 1860)
Spotstripe snapper Northwest Pacific 15.45
Lutjanus papuensis
Allen, White & Erdmann, 2013
Papuan snapper Western Pacific 25.9
Lutjanus peru
(Nichols & Murphy, 1922)
Pacific red snapper Eastern Pacific 95
Lutjanus purpureus
(Poey, 1866)
Southern red snapper Western Atlantic 100
Lutjanus quinquelineatus
(Bloch, 1790)
Five-lined snapper Indo-West Pacific 38
Lutjanus rivulatus
(Cuvier, 1828)
Blubberlip snapper Indo-Pacific 80
Lutjanus rufolineatus
(Valenciennes, 1830)
Yellow-lined snapper Indo-West Pacific 30
Lutjanus russellii
(Bleeker, 1849)
Russell's snapper Western Pacific 50
Lutjanus sanguineus
(Cuvier, 1828)
Humphead snapper Western Indian Ocean 100
Lutjanus sapphirolineatus
Iwatsuki, Al-Mamry & Heemstra, 2016
Arabian blue-striped snapper Western Indian Ocean 15.3
Lutjanus sebae
(Cuvier, 1816)
Emperor red snapper Indo-West Pacific 116
Lutjanus semicinctus
Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Black-banded snapper Western Pacific 35
Lutjanus stellatus
Akazaki, 1983
Star snapper Northwest Pacific 55
Lutjanus synagris
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Lane snapper Western Atlantic 60
Lutjanus timoriensis
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Timor snapper Western Pacific 50
Lutjanus viridis
(Valenciennes, 1846)
Blue and gold snapper Eastern Pacific 30
Lutjanus vitta
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Brownstripe red snapper Indo-West Pacific 40
Lutjanus vivanus
(Cuvier, 1828)
Silk snapper Western Atlantic 83
Lutjanus xanthopinnis
Iwatsuki, Tanaka & Allen, 2015
Yellowfin snapper Indo-West Pacific, Indian Ocean to the East Indies, north to Japan
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