Lutjanus johnii   (Bloch,  1792) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Lutjanidae

Description
Size: 97 cm TL

Max. weight recorded: 10.5 kg

Generally yellow with a bronze to silvery sheen, shading to silvery white on belly and underside of the head. A large black blotch mainly above the lateral line below the anterior dorsal-fin rays. Dorsal profile of head steeply sloped. Preorbital width equal to eye diameter or larger. Preopercular notch and knob poorly developed. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Center of each scale often with a reddish-brown spot, giving an overall appearance of series of horizontal lines on side of body. Dorsal spines (total): 10, Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 14, Anal spines: 3, Anal soft rays: 8.

Dioecious with external fertilization.


Synonym (s)
Anthias johni Block, 1792
Lutjanus johni Day, 1875
Lutjanus johni Talwar and Jhingran, 1991
Mesoprion yapilli Cuvier, 1828
Serranus pavoninus Valenciennes, 1831
Sparus tranquebaricus Shaw, 1803
Anthias johnii Bloch, 1792
Coius catus Hamilton, 1822
Diacope xanthozona Kuhl, 1828
Lutianus johni (Bloch, 1792)
(Misspelling)
Lutjanus johni (Bloch, 1792)
(Misspelling)

Common Name (s)
• Rangu (Telugu)
• John's Snapper (English)
• Moses Perch (English)
• Snapper (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, gamefish, marketed fresh or frozen)
Cultured:  Yes

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Estuarine
Trophic Level:  Tertiary Consumer
Prey:  Nekton, zoobenthos, fishes, shrimps, crabs, cephalopods and benthic invertebrates

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Kiagoria INDIA (Record: 1981-1982)
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Goa, Marmagao Bay INDIA
• Goa, Aguada Bay INDIA
• MYANMAR
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1985-1987)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Goa INDIA
• Kerala, Ayiramthengu INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Ghole (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA (Record: 1981-1982)
• West Bengal, Digha Mohana (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA (Record: 1981-1982)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1948-1950)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek (Lat: 23.45) (Long: 68.48) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-12/2000)
• Gujarat, Jakhau-Babber Creek (Lat: 23.5) (Long: 68.6) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-12/2000)
• Gujarat, Sangi-Kharo Creek (Lat: 23.28) (Long: 68.51) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-12/2000)
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cooum Estuary (Lat: 13.16) (Long: 80.26) INDIA

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