Population: Lutjanus griseus is common and can be highly abundant throughout its range. At present, there is no stock assessment for the Atlantic US coast by. J Fish Biol. May;76(7) doi: /jx. Salinity selection and preference of the grey snapper Lutjanus griseus: field and . Juvenile gray snapper (Lutjanus griseus) occupy a wide range of estuarine and nearshore habitats that differ in physico-chemical properties. To quantify the.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Records from the eastern Atlantic are vagrants Ref.

grlseus Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Massachusetts south along U. Shrimp trawlers account for a large portion of the fishing mortality of this snapper, as the soft bottom habitats preferred by juvenile gray snappers also support large populations of shrimp. Its color is typically greyish red, but it can change color from bright red to copper red.

The median fins are darker than the paired fins, often edged with yellow or white and the pectoral fins are colorless. The species is a broadcast spawner of demersal eggs from which hatch sparsely pigmented larvae approximately 20 hours post-fertilization.

It can be found in many areas from canals to grass flats, as well as in open water. Often forming large aggregations.


They may also at times show a lateral pattern of narrow pale bars on the body.

Mangrove snapper

Young specimens with a dark stripe from snout through the eye to upper opercle and a blue stripe on cheek below eye. In the laboratory, fish preferred intermediate salinities in the range of Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity Reproduction Spawning Eggs Fecundity Larvae Spawning occurs in summer near the time of the full moon. Predators Natural predators of all life stages of this snapper are numerous and include sharks, barracuda lutjanhs, grouper, moray eels and other snapper species.

Good food fish Ref. Larvae feed on zooplankton including copepods and amphipods.

Lutjanus griseus – Discover Fishes

First, regression analyses indicated significant, positive linear relationships with salinity for both L. Has been reared in captivity Ref. Adults inhabit coastal as well as offshore waters around coral reefs, rocky areas, estuaries, mangrove areas, and sometimes in lower reaches of rivers especially the young.

The mangrove snapper feeds mostly on small fishes and crustaceans. Snappers of the world. This is one the smaller and slimmer of the snapper family, rarely growing larger than 18 inches long and 10 pounds.

Often forming large lutjaus. Sign our Guest Book.

Young gray snappers have a prominent dark stripe from the snout through the eye and a less conspicuous blue stripe on the cheek, below the eye. The anal fin is rounded and the pectoral fins short, not reaching the anal fin.


Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line anteriorly, but rising obliquely posteriorly, below soft part griswus dorsal fin. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc.

Marine; freshwater; brackish; reef-associated; amphidromous Ref.

Gray Snapper, Lutjanus griseus

Size, Age, and Growth The gray snapper is one of the smaller snappers, rarely exceeding 18 inches 45 cm in length, and is almost always less than 10 pounds. Mangrove snapper is a common target for anglers, and is highly grisdus for its light and flaky flesh. Swimming activity measured in terms of spontaneous swimming speed followed a parabolic relationship with salinity, with reduced activity at salinity extremes perhaps reflecting compensation for higher osmoregulatory costs.

As with many other tropical predatory reef fishes, ciguatera poisoning as a result of consuming this species has been documented. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Records from the eastern Atlantic are vagrants Ref. Lutjanus griseus Linnaeus ,