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Lutjanus ehrenbergii

Peters, 1869

Blackspot snapper

Classification
Identification
Biology
Distribution
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Lutjanus ehrenbergii (Peters, 1869)
Synonyms :
Classification : Lutjanidae ( Snappers )
 
Name : Vivaneau encrier
Name : Blackspot snapper
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
Dorsal profile of head moderately sloped. Preorbital bone very narrow, its width about half of eye diameter. Preopercular notch and knob poorly developed. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Back and upper sides dark brown; lower sides and belly whitish with a silver sheen.

Often with a series of four or five narrow yellow stripes on the sides below the lateral line. A prominent round, black spot on the back below the posterior part of the spinous portion of the dorsal fin.

Max size : 35.0 cm
Possible confusions
L. ehrenbergii differs from L. fulviflamma by having scale rows on the upper back that run parallel to the lateral line.
Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
Feeds on small fish and invertebrates. May enter freshwater to feed.
Cycle of life / Reproduction
Juveniles frequent inshore areas over sand, silt, or coral rubble bottoms, occasionally in mangrove-lined streams and estuaries.
Interaction with other species
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Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Coral
Inhabits coral reefs.
Geographical distribution
Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Solomon and Mariana Islands.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://ichtyonb1.mnhn.fr/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?genusname=Lutjanus [...]
http://www.livingreefimages.com/Page19.html
http://www.reefimages.com/cgi-reefimages/page.cgi?list=Groupers&filena [...]

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Bibliography   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
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Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 3/06/2003

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