Lutjanus sapphirolineatus  Iwatsuki, Al-Mamry & Heemstra, 2016

Arabian blue-striped snapper
Upload your photos and videos
Pictures | Google image
Image of Lutjanus sapphirolineatus (Arabian blue-striped snapper)
Lutjanus sapphirolineatus
Picture by Field, R.

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae (Snappers) > Lutjaninae
Etymology: Lutjanus: Malay, ikan lutjan, name of a fish;  sapphirolineatus: Named for its diagnostic character of four blue stripes on the body of this species.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated.   Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Indian Ocean: apparently confined to the Middle East; currently known only from Somalia and Oman; possibly to southern Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 110188)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XI, 13; A III, 8; pectoral fin 17; lateral-line scales 47-49: horizontal scale rows above lateral line 5 or 6; scale rows above lateral line rising obliquely toward dorsal profile; predorsal scales extending forward just above anterior edge of orbit; scale rows on cheek 6 or 7, no subocular extension of smaller scales; subocular extension of cheek scales irregularly present in 1 or 2 row(s) anteriorly and 3 or 4 rows posteriorly below eye, respecitvely; gill-rakers on first arch 8 or 9 + 18 or 19 = 26?28; tongue smooth, toothless; preopercular notch developed just above angle; interopercular knob inconspicuous; belly with white with yellow spot on each scale forming narrow, longitudinal, yellow lines; dark-edged blue stripes 4, the first blue stripe almost running from above posterior nostril to the tenth dorsal fin spine base; third stripe just from upper rear edge of eye, through upper part of opercle, tapering posteriorly and extending to upper part of caudal peduncle below last soft dorsal-ray base; fourth blue stripe from just above midpoint of lower jaw, below eye and continuing through opercle, above upper pectoral-fin base to caudal peduncle (Ref. 110188).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Iwatsuki, Y., J.M. Al-Mamry and P.C. Heemstra, 2016. Validity of a blue stripe snapper, Lutjanus octolineatus (Cuvier 1828) and a related species, L. bengalensis (Bloch 1790) with a new species (Pisces; Lutjanidae) from the Arabian Sea. Zootaxa 4098(3):511-528. (Ref. 110188)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

FAO(Publication : search) | FishSource |

More information

Countries
FAO areas
Ecosystems
Occurrences
Introductions
Stocks
Ecology
Diet
Food items
Food consumption
Ration
Common names
Synonyms
Metabolism
Predators
Ecotoxicology
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Spawning aggregation
Fecundity
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Length-frequencies
Morphometrics
Morphology
Larvae
Larval dynamics
Recruitment
Abundance
References
Aquaculture
Aquaculture profile
Strains
Genetics
Allele frequencies
Heritability
Diseases
Processing
Mass conversion
Collaborators
Pictures
Stamps, Coins Misc.
Sounds
Ciguatera
Speed
Swim. type
Gill area
Otoliths
Brains
Vision

Tools

Special reports

Download XML

Internet sources

Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01445 (0.00696 - 0.03003), b=2.98 (2.82 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .