Generally bright yellow body (can be dark) with five black-edged blue lines on sides, pale belly with numerous narrow orange/yellow lines, and often a reddish face. Can occur in large schools. Similar L. kasmira (Blue-stripe Snapper), and L. quinquelineatus (Five-line Snapper), aren't found in the eastern Pacific where this species inhabits.
Max Size: 30 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.8-30.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 18.5
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: Least Concern
Occurrence: Common (26% 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 (45 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.