Lutjanus ehrenbergii   (Peters,  1869) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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

Size: 35.0 cm TL

Back and upper sides of the body are dark brownish, lower sides and belly whitish with a silver sheen. Often with a series of four or five narrow yellow stripes on the sides below the lateral line. A prominent round, black spot on the back below the posterior part of the spinous portion of the dorsal fin. L. ehrenbergii differs from L. fulviflamma by having scale rows on the upper back that run parallel to the lateral line. Dorsal profile of head moderately sloped. Preorbital bone very narrow, its width about half of eye diameter. Preopercular notch and knob poorly developed. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Dorsal spines (total): 10-10, Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14, Anal spines: 3, Anal soft rays: 7-9.

Synonym (s)
Lutianus ehrenbergi (Peters, 1869)
Lutianus ehrenbergii Peters, 1869)
Lutjanus ehrenbergi (Peters, 1869)
Lutjanus ehrevbergi (Peters, 1869)
Lutjanus oligolepis Bleeker, 1873
Mesoprion ehrenbergii Peters, 1869

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

Habitat:  Reef Associated
Prey:  Nekton, zoobenthos


• Arabian Sea
• Gulf of Oman
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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