Lutjanus kasmira, Juvenile, Northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia, Photo: Joe Shields
Lutjanus kasmira, Adult, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Lutjanus kasmira, With L lutjanus, lower. Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Lutjanus kasmira, Northern Great Barrier Reef, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Bright yellow upper body with four pale blue stripes, pale belly with fine yellow lines. Lives in large aggregations amongst coral during the day, moves off reefs at night to forage. Very similar L. quinquelineatus (Five-line Snapper) has 5 blue stripes and yellow underside.
Max Size: 40 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.6-30.9°C
Depth: 3-265 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Seagrass
Habitat Generalisation Index: 13.5
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (8% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Many (37 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland