Lutjanus guilcheri   Fourmanoir  1959 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: FAO

Size: 45-60 cm.

Color: Body color is red or reddish-orange, sometimes with an indistinct saddle-like black blotch on the caudal peduncle behind the dorsal fin. Median fins are reddish, sometimes with a yellow suffusion or narrow brown or black borders, pelvic fins are red, pectoral fins yellow.

A large-sized, deep bodied snapper with an indistinct notch on rear edge of preopercle; head profile slightly concave(no prominent forehead hump); distance between upper pectoral fin base and angular projection on upper opercle margin nearly as great or greater than eye diameter. Dorsal fin with 10 or 11 spines and 13 or 14 soft rays; anal fin with 3 spines and 9 soft rays. Longitudinal scales rows ascending obliquely above lateral line and running horizontally below it; lateral line scales 48 to 52; predorsal scales beginning well behind eyes.

Synonym (s)
Lutjanus quilcheri Fourmanoir, 1959

Common Name (s)
• Yellow Fin Red Snapper (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Demersal
Prey:  Zoobenthos


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) 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
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • 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 -
  • 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
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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