Lutjanus ehrenbergii, Red Sea, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Lutjanus ehrenbergii, Photo: Graham Edgar
Lutjanus ehrenbergii, Red Sea, Photo: Jemina Stuart-Smith
Silver body with five thin yellow stripes of equal width extending back from the operculum, large black spot on lateral line two-thirds distance along body. Fins yellow and head often dark grey-blue. Similar to L. fulviflamma (Black-spot Snapper), but lacks stripe from eye to snout, and no stripes continue from body onto operculum.
Max Size: 35 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 18.2-30.8°C
Depth: 5-20 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Soft sediment
Habitat Generalisation Index: 0.9
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 (4% 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 (9 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