Golden Snapper, Big-scaled Bream, Fingermark Bream, Fingermark Seaperch, John's Seaperch, John's Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, One Spot Snapper, Spotted-scale Seaperch
Lutjanus johnii, Mornington Island, QLD, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Light yellow-bronze colouration with darker scale centres giving appearance of narrow stripes on side, often displays large round black spot on back and reddish tail when taken out of the water water.
Max Size: 97 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.1-32.0°C
Depth: 0-80 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Mangrove
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Common (22% 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: Few (3 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