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Blue and gold snapper

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Actinopterygii
Family  Lutjanidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Perciformes
Genus  Lutjanus
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Similar  Lutjanus, Lutjanus aratus, Mexican barred snapper, Lutjanus madras, Lutjanus adetii

Blue and gold snapper on da fly

The blue-and-gold snapper (Lutjanus viridis) is a species of snapper native to the eastern Pacific Ocean along the coast from Mexico to Ecuador and around offshore islands, including Malpelo, Galapagos, Las Tres Marías (Panama) and Revillagigedo islands., where they tend to be particularly abundant. They usually can be found in large schools around both rocky and coral reefs at depths from 3 to 30 m (9.8 to 98.4 ft), though usually between 9 and 15 m (30 and 49 ft). This species can reach a length of 30 cm (12 in). They are important to local subsistence fisheries.


School of blue and gold snapper at submerged rock cocos island costa rica


Blue-and-gold snapper have 10 dorsal spines, 14–15 dorsal soft rays, three anal spines, and eight anal soft rays. The preopercular notch and knob are strong. The scale rows on the back rise obliquely above the lateral line. They are generally bright yellow, with five black-edged, bluish-white stripes on the sides. The belly is whitish with narrow gray lines, and the fins are mainly yellow.


Blue and gold snapper Wikipedia

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