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Lutjanus  Bloch, 1790
Taxonomic Serial No.: 168846

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): snappers [English]
    common snappers [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons ŕ nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                                  FamilyLutjanidae  – sea perches, snappers, perches de mer, vivaneaux, fusiliers, pargos y huachinangos  
                                        GenusLutjanus Bloch, 1790 – snappers, common snappers  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Lutjanus adetii (Castelnau, 1873) – Hussar, yellow banded sea perch, yellow banded snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus agennes Bleeker, 1863 – grey snapper, African red snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus ambiguus (Poey, 1860) – ambiguous snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus analis (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828) – mutton snapper, pargo criollo 
                                           Species Lutjanus apodus (Walbaum, 1792) – schoolmaster, cají, pargo canchix, schoolmaster snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus aratus (Günther, 1864) – pargo raicero, mullet snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus argentimaculatus (Forsskĺl, 1775) – mangrove jack, river snapper, mangrove red snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus argentiventris (Peters, 1869) – amarillo snapper, yellowtail snapper, pargo amarillo, yellow snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus bengalensis (Bloch, 1790) – Bengal snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus biguttatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1830) – twospot snapper, twospot banded snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus bitaeniatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1830) – Indonesian snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus bohar (Forsskĺl, 1775) – twinspot snapper, red bass, twospot red snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus boutton (Lacepčde, 1802) – Moluccan snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus buccanella (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828) – blackfin snapper, pargo sesí 
                                           Species Lutjanus campechanus (Poey, 1860) – red snapper, pargo colorado, huachinango del Golfo, northern red snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus carponotatus (Richardson, 1842) – stripey sea perch, Spanish flag snapper, stripey 
                                           Species Lutjanus coeruleolineatus (Rüppell, 1838) – blueline snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus colorado Jordan and Gilbert, 1882 – pargo colorado, colorado snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus cyanopterus (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828) – cubera, pargo cubera, cubera snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus decussatus (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828) – lattice snapper, checkered snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus dentatus (Duméril, 1861) – African brown snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus dodecacanthoides (Bleeker, 1854) – sunbeam snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus ehrenbergii (Peters, 1869) – blackspot snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus endecacanthus Bleeker, 1863 – Guinea snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus erythropterus Bloch, 1790 – crimson snapper, saddletailed sea perch 
                                           Species Lutjanus fulgens (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1830) – golden African snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus fulviflamma (Forsskĺl, 1775) – blackaspot, black spot snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus fulvus (Forster in Bloch and Schneider, 1801) – blacktail snapper, flame-colored snapper, yellow margined sea perch 
                                           Species Lutjanus fuscescens (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1830) – fuscus snapper, freshwater snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus gibbus (Forsskĺl, 1775) – paddletail, red snapper, humpback red snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus goldiei (Macleay, 1882) – Papuan black snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus goreensis (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1830) – Gorean snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus griseus (Linnaeus, 1758) – gray snapper, caballerete, pargo mulato, grey snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus guilcheri Fourmanoir, 1959 – yellowfin red snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus guttatus (Steindachner, 1869) – mutton snapper, spotted rose snapper, pargo lunarejo 
                                           Species Lutjanus inermis (Peters, 1869) – pargo rabirrubia, golden snapper, Pacific rabirubia 
                                           Species Lutjanus jocu (Bloch and Schneider, 1801) – dog snapper, jocú, pargo caballera 
                                           Species Lutjanus johnii (Bloch, 1792) – spotted-scaled sea perch, John's snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus jordani (Gilbert in Jordan and Evermann, 1898) – pargo colmillón, whipper snapper, Jordan's snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus kasmira (Forsskĺl, 1775) – bluebanded sea perch, bluestriped snapper, yellow and blue seaperch, common bluestripe snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus lemniscatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828) – ribboned snapper, dark-tailed sea perch, yellow-streaked snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus lunulatus (Park, 1797) – crescent snapper, lunar tail snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus lutjanus Bloch, 1790 – rosy snapper, bigeye snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus madras (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1831) – Indian snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus mahogoni (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828) – mahogany snapper, ojanco, pargo ojón 
                                           Species Lutjanus malabaricus (Bloch and Schneider, 1801) – scarlet sea perch, Malabar blood snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus maxweberi Popta, 1921 – pygmy snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus mizenkoi Allen and Talbot, 1985 – Samoan snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus monostigma (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828) – onespot snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus notatus (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828) – bluestripped snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus novemfasciatus Gill, 1862 – black snapper, dog snapper, Pacific dog snapper, pargo prieto 
                                           Species Lutjanus ophuysenii (Bleeker, 1860)  
                                           Species Lutjanus peru (Nichols and Murphy, 1922) – huachinango del Pacífico, Pacific red snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus purpureus (Poey, 1866) – Caribbean red snapper, southern red snapper, pargo rojo 
                                           Species Lutjanus quinquelineatus (Bloch, 1790) – blue-banded sea perch, five-lined snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus rivulatus (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828) – bluespotted snapper, blubberlip snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus rufolineatus (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1830)  
                                           Species Lutjanus russellii (Bleeker, 1849) – Russell's snapper, Moses perch 
                                           Species Lutjanus sanguineus (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828) – saddletailed sea perch, humphead snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus sebae (Cuvier, 1816) – emperor snapper, red emperor 
                                           Species Lutjanus semicinctus Quoy and Gaimard, 1824 – black-banded snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus stellatus Akazaki, 1983 – star snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus synagris (Linnaeus, 1758) – biajaiba, pargo biajaiba, lane snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus timorensis (Quoy and Gaimard, 1824) – Timor snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus viridis (Valenciennes, 1846) – blue-and-gold snapper, pargo azul-dorado, blue and gold snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus vitta (Quoy and Gaimard, 1824) – blackstriped snapper, brownstripe snapper 
                                           Species Lutjanus vivanus (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828) – silk snapper, pargo del alto, huachinango ojo amarillo 

  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes  
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Lutjanus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Lutjanus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Lutjanus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Allen, G. R.  
  Publication Date: 1985   
  Article/Chapter Title: Snappers of the World: An Annotated and Illustrated Cataloque of Lutjanid Species Known to Date   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: FAO Fisheries Synopsis, no. 125, vol. 6   
  Page(s): vi + 208   
  Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations   
  Publication Place: Rome, Italy   
  ISBN/ISSN: 92-5-102321-2   
  Reference for: Lutjanus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Lutjanus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Lutjanus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Johnson, G. David  
  Publication Date: 1980   
  Article/Chapter Title: The limits and relationships of the Lutjanidae and associated families   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, vol. 24   
  Page(s): 1-114   
  Publisher: University of California   
  Publication Place: La Jolla, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-520-09642-8   
  Reference for: Lutjanus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Reference for: Lutjanus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.  
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: Lutjanus   

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