Lutjanus lineolatus [Status Unaccepted]   (Ruppell,  1829) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 22.2 cm.

Color: In preserved specimens brownish above, sides of head and body and belly silvery. Indications of ascending dark longitudinal lines above lateral line and parallel to the axis of the body below, following the rows of scales. Fins light yellowish.

Height 2.9-3.2, 3.6-4 in length with caudal. Head 2.6-2.8, 3.2-3.5 in length with caudal. Eye 3.7-4, equal to or a little less than snout, equal to or somewhat more than slightly convex inter orbital space. Mouth somewhat oblique. Maxillary reaching to below anterior margin of pupil. A few rows of small teeth in the jaws, with an outer series of distant caninoid ones, those in front part of upper jaw and on the side of the lower jaw still larger and fang like. Small teeth on vomer and palatines, those on vomer forming a triangular patch with a very long pointed posterior prolongation. Palatine teeth in an elongate band. Preorbital and suborbital smooth, with many pores. About six transverse rows of scales on preoperculum, not counting the two, or three rows of smaller scales on lower preopercular limb. Posterior preopercular limb naked. Hind and lower border of preoperculum denticulated. preopercular notch scarcely developed. anterior part of head naked. scales beginning above middle of eyes, reaching in the centre of the inter orbital space more forward, to above anterior margin of eyes. Temporal region scaly. Longitudinal rows of scales above lateral line running obliquely and ascending to dorsal profile, those below lateral line parallel to axis of body or nearly so. About 50-53 transverse rows of scales above, and about 49 rows below lateral line. First dorsal spine less than half length of second, which is as long as or somewhat shorter than third. Fourth or fourth and fifth spines longest, equal to post orbital part of head. Following spine gradually decreasing in length. Soft dorsal slightly rounded, lower than spinous part. First anal spine much less than half length of second, which is equal to or somewhat longer than third spine and equal to distance between hind border of eye and posterior or anterior nostril. Soft anal truncate, the longest rays scarcely longer spines. Pectorals half length of snout shorter than head, ventrals equal to post orbital part of head and half eye. Ventral spine as long as post orbital part of head. Caudal slightly emarginate.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Lutjanus erythropterus Bloch, 1790
Serranus nouleny Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1828
Mesoprion caroui Cantor, 1850
Mesoprion lineolatus Gunther, 1859
Mesoprion lineolatus Kner, 1865
Mesoprion lineolatus Playfair, 1866
Diacope lineolata Klunzinger, 1870
Lutjanus lineolatus Day, 1888
Lutjanus erythropterus Bleeker, 1873
Mesoprion lineolatus Klunzinger, 1884
Lutjanus erythropterus Sauvage, 1891
Lutjanus erythropterus Seale, 1901
Mesoprion caroui Duncker, 1904
Lutianus nouleny Fowler, 1904
Lutjanus lineolatus M. Weber, 1913
Lutianus lineolatus Jordan and Starks, 1917
Lutjanus lineolatus Fowler, 1931
Diacope lineolatus Ruppell, 1828
Lutianus lineolatus Day, 1875

Common Name (s)
• Bigeye Seaperch (English)
• Big Eye Snapper (English)
• Red Sea Lined Snapper (English)
• Yellow Snapper (English)
• Nooleni (Tamil)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cuddalore Coast INDIA (Record: 09/2008)
• Kerala INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at -
  • Kongprom, A; Khemakorn, P; Monton, E and Supongpan, M Status of demersal fishery resources in the Gulf of Thailand Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1936) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Print times, Pataudi house, Daryaganj, New Delhi 7 607 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Lakshmi, A and Sundaramanickam, A (2011) Biodiversity of reef ichthyofauna in Cuddalore coast, southeast coast of India International Journal of Environmental Sciences Integrated Publishing Association 1(7) 1616-1621 Available at -
  • Ministry of fish wealth Available at -
  • James, PSBR; Lazarius, S and Arumugam, G (1994) The present status of 'Major Perch' fisheries in India Perch fisheries in India Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 47 1-9 Available at -

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