Descriptions and articles about the Amarillo Snapper, scientifically known as Lutjanus argentiventris as classified by FishBase (Fish Species) in the Encyclo. Species Fact Sheets. Lutjanus argentiventris (Peters, ). See tree map display tree map. FAO Names. En – Yellow snapper, Fr – Vivaneau jaune, Sp – Pargo. PDF | The yellow snapper, Lutjanus argentiventris, is a commercial species along the Pacific coast, yet few studies have been carried out on its.

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They reach a maximum length of 76 cm 30 inches. The Yellow Snappers are found over rocky bottoms close to caves and crevices at depths up to feet. Sign our Guest Book.

Tolerant to freshwaters Ref. Snappers of the world. Malay, ikan lutjan, name of a fish. Preopercular notch and knob weak. Globally, there are sixty-seven species in the genus Lutjanusnineteen of w hich are found in Mexican waters, ten in the Atlantic argentiventis nine in the Pacific.

They are nocturnal predators feeding on crabs, mollusks, octopus, shrimp, and small fish and take shelter during daylight. They have a distinctive blue horizontal streak below their eyes, that provides a facile identification, that fades quickly after collection. Underwater photos taken in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March They are also accessible from the beach but only during predawn hours with live sardines being the bait of choice.


Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Feed on fishes, shrimps, crabs and mollusks. The Yellow Snappers have moderately oblong bodies with an overall yellow coloration that is more prominent in the tail and lower part of the body. Rosy red anteriorly, becoming bright orange to yellow over most of the body; the fins are mainly yellow or orange; the inside of the mouth is white; a bluish horizontal streak runs below the eye.

High vulnerability 56 of Their anal fin is rounded with 3 spines, the second being thick, and 8 rays; their caudal fin is straight; and their dorsal fin is continuous and rounded at the terminal end with 10 spines.

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Yellow Snapper, Lutjanus argentiventrisjuvenile. Photos courtesy of Ron Woheau, Zihuatanejo. Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 3 – 60 m Ref. Found in inshore reef argenriventris over hard bottoms until at least 60 m depth Ref. This fish is also known as the Amarillo Snapper. In Mexican waters the Yellow Snapper are found in all waters of the Pacific. Marketed fresh or frozen Argentibentris.

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Their fins are yellow or orange. The Yellow Snappers are considered an excellent food fish. Summary page Point data Common argentiventfis Photos. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. They have a pointed snout and a large mouth. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date.


The Yellow Snapper is an easy fish to identify due to its coloration and the broken blue line under the eyes and cannot be confused with any other species. Low, minimum population doubling time 4. They are not caught in abundance by hook and line as they virtually disappear shortly after the first morning light. Larger adults are two-toned, rosy-red in the front and yellow in the back. Form aggregations during daylight and shelter as solitary fish in caverns.

Yellow Snapper, Lutjanus argentiventris. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Entered by Luna, Susan M.

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Scale rows on back parallel with lateral line. They occasionally putjanus accessible in the early morning when chummed up to near the surface with cut bait. Forehead slopes steeply; snout somewhat pointed. They are sold in many markets of the greater Los Cabos area with fish presumably caught via nets and brought in from unknown locations.

Juveniles will enter fresh water streams.