Pinjalo lewisi   Randall, Allen and Anderson,  1987 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 50 cm SL

Color: Red dorsally, shading to pinkish white ventrally. A pale spot is on the caudal peduncle. Fins are red.

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 12, Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 13, Anal spines: 3, Anal soft rays: 8 - 9.

Synonym (s)
Pinjalo microphthalmus Lee, 1987
Pinjalo pinjalo (non Bleeker, 1850)
Pinjalo typus (non Bleeker, 1845)

Common Name (s)
• Slender Pinjalo (English)
• Red Pinjalo (English)
• White Spot Pinjalo Snapper (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Marketed fresh or dried-salted)

Habitat:  Reef Associated
Prey:  Feeds on benthic and planktonic invertebrates and possibly small fishes.


Literature Source(s)
  • Lloyd, JA and RP, Mounsey (1998) The potential of the trammel net as an alternative method for sampling fish on deep water reefs Fisheries Research (Amsterdam) 39(1) Available at - Zoological Records
  • Index to Organism Names (ION) Available at -
  • Rajan, PT (2003) A field guide to marine food fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands ZSI, 234/4, AJC Bose Road, 2nd MSO Building, (13th Floor), Nizam Palace, Kolkata-700 020 260 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Allen, GR and Mohammed, A (2003) Coral Reef Fishes of Indonesia Zoological Studies 42(1) 26299 Available at - Digital Information Resource Center, 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 -

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