Lutjanus analis. This snapper has an almond-shaped body and pointed fins, including a crescent tail fin. They are olive on top, with red tint on. Learn more about the Mutton snapper – with amazing Mutton snapper photos and facts on Arkive. Species Fact Sheets. Lutjanus analis (Cuvier, ). See tree map display tree map. FAO Names. En – Mutton snapper, Fr – Vivaneau sorbe, Sp – Pargo criollo.

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The anal fin is pointed and there is a small black spot luyjanus the dorsal fin. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image.

The effects of over-fishing of the mutton snapper have been studied in order to develop management plans for the conservation of this species 7.

Lutjanus analis – Discover Fishes

Rodents of Unusual Size. Mutton snappers live near reef habitats. They are particularly common in the Caribbean. Taxonomy Lutjanus analis was first described by Georges Cuvier in from a Hispanolan specimen. Entered by Froese, Rainer. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc.

Malay, ikan lutjan, name of a fish. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. The mutton snapper is lutjanuss in the western Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Brazil, but is most common in the tropical waters of Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean Sea.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Mutton snapper have been caught on artificial baits, but seem to prefer live bait. It has a moderately bi-lobed dorsal fin, and a sharply pointed anal fin.


The caudal fin margin is black. At rest it has a barred pattern, however, when swimming it appears plain.

Their flesh is considered by most as excellent table fare. Distinctive Features This snapper is a relatively deep-bodied fish, with an almost lunate-shaped tail.

Large adults usually among rocks and coral while juveniles occur over sandy, vegetated usually Thalassia bottoms Ref. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. There are two color phases, barred which is seen when anxlis fish is resting and plain color seen when the fish is swimming. Pectoral fins are long, reaching level of anallis.

Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Spawning The production or depositing of eggs in water. Mutton snapper exhibit high site-fidelity, spawning at the same site and the same lunar calendar days, year after year.

They are sexually mature at about 16 inches 40 cm in length. The mutton snapper has long pectoral fins and pointed anal and dorsal fins lugjanus.

FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture – Aquatic species

Traded as an aquarium fish at Clara, Brazil Ref. MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends. They are solitary off-shore dwellers who prefer rocky ruble and reefs, yet the juveniles find in-shore grass beds to hide in.

Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. The mutton snapper reaches sexual maturity at about five years of age, or when it grows to 40 centimetres in length, and spawning is associated with lunar cycles 6.


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Rebecca Murray and Cathleen Bester. This species information was authored as part of the Arkive and Universities Scheme. The snapper inhabits depths of between 25 and 95 meters, but is most often found between depths of 40 and 70 meters 3.

The beautiful mutton snapper is a reef-associated species, preferring shallow coastal waters and vegetated sand often surrounded by mangroves 5. Sign our Guest Book. At rest they display paler bars across their backs which become solid color when they are swimming.

Mutton snapper

Flesh considered good quality Ref. Larvae are typically very different in appearance to adults; they are able to feed and move around but are usually unable to reproduce Pectoral fins In fish, the pair of fins that are found on either side of the body just behind the gills.

Geographical Distribution World distribution map for the mutton snapper The mutton snapper is found in the western Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Brazil, but is most common in the tropical waters of Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean Sea.