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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Underwater photos taken in Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, March Their fins are yellow or orange. 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.

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.

Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Marketed fresh or frozen Ref. Photos courtesy of Ron Woheau, Zihuatanejo.

Found in inshore reef areas over hard bottoms until at least 60 m depth Ref. Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 3 – 60 m Ref. Yellow Snapper, Lutjanus argentiventris.

Lutjanus argentiventris, Yellow snapper : fisheries, aquaculture

A most unusual dark colored fish, found in abundance within Mag Bay and known locally as Pargo Rojo putjanus. Low, minimum population doubling time 4. Forehead slopes steeply; snout somewhat pointed. 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.


In Mexican waters the Yellow Snapper are found in all waters of the Pacific.

Mexico – Fish, Marine Life, Birds and Terrestrial Life

An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. Yellow Snapper, Lutjanus argentiventrisjuvenile. The Yellow Snappers are considered an excellent food fish. Feed on fishes, shrimps, crabs and mollusks.

Human uses

This fish is also known as the Amarillo Snapper. They occasionally become accessible in the early kutjanus when chummed up to near the surface with cut bait. Snappers of the world. They are not caught in abundance by hook and line as they virtually disappear shortly after the first morning light. The Yellow Snappers are found over rocky bottoms close to caves and crevices at depths up to argwntiventris. They are also accessible from the beach but only during predawn hours with live sardines being the bait of choice.

Yellow Snapper | Mexico – Fish, Marine Life, Birds and Terrestrial Life

Sign our Guest Book. They are sold in many markets of the greater Los Cabos area with fish presumably caught via nets and brought in from unknown locations.


Globally, there are sixty-seven species in the genus Lutjanusnineteen of w hich are found in Mexican waters, ten in the Atlantic and nine in the Pacific. Malay, ikan lutjan, name of a fish. Juveniles will enter fresh water streams.

High vulnerability 56 of Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Larger adults are two-toned, rosy-red in the front and yellow in the back. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Luthanus aggregations during daylight and shelter as solitary fish in caverns. 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.

Tolerant to freshwaters Ref.

Entered by Luna, Susan M. The Yellow Snappers have moderately oblong bodies with an overall yellow coloration that is more ultjanus in the tail and lower part of the body.

They have a pointed snout and a large mouth. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Preopercular notch and knob weak. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim.

Not available FishBase mirror site: Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: They reach a maximum length of 76 cm 30 inches. Argrntiventris rows on back parallel with lateral line.