Lutjanus coeruleolineatus   (Ruppell,  1835) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sultanate of Oman

Size: 20-35 cm.

Color: Yellow and becoming whitish on the lower side and belly. A black spot is present on the back below the middle of the dorsal fin and just above the lateral line. Blue spots and broken lines occur on the snout and cheek. The fins are yellow

It is a small, robust and rather elongate fish with a moderately deep body. The dorsal profile of the head is moderately sloped leading to a rather pointed snout. Distinct scales cover the body. The fins are well developed and include a single dorsal fin with 10 spines and 12-13 soft rays, an anal fin with 3 spines and 8 soft rays, long pectoral fins with 16 or 17 rays each and an emarginate caudal fin.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Blueline Snapper (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Small fishes and crustaceans


• Red Sea
• Gulf of Aden
• Arabian Sea

Literature Source(s)
  • Rouphael, T; Turak, E and Jon, B Seagrasses and mangroves of Yemen's Red Sea 41-89
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Kemp, JM (1998) Zoogeography of the coral reef fishes of the Socotra Archipelago Journal of Biogeography 25 919-933
  • Al-Abdessalaam, TZS (1995) Marine species of the Sultanate of Oman p 412 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51) FAO, Rome 3 Available at -

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