Lutjanus carponotatus, Ningaloo, WA, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Lutjanus carponotatus, Juvenile, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Lutjanus carponotatus, Photo: Andrew Green
Lutjanus carponotatus, Torres Strait, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
Lutjanus carponotatus, Dampier, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
Lutjanus carponotatus, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Pointed snout, pale body with 5-9 yellow-brown stripes, single white streak often present on upper body between stripes, pectoral fin with dark spot at base, and yellow fins. Lacks black blotch of L. fulviflamma (Black-spot Snapper).
Max Size: 40 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.3-32.2°C
Depth: 1-80 m
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 27.7
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: Least Concern
Occurrence: Common (42% 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: Several (5 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