Lutjanus boutton   (Lacepede,  1802) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 35.0 cm TL

color: Body is generally pink or reddish, white or silvery below. Usually a series of ten to twelve stripes is on the side. Some specimens have black spot on the back below the anterior part of the soft dorsal fin.

Body depth 2.6, head 2.5 in SL, eye 3.8, snout 2.9, interorbital width 4.4, preorbital space 5.3 times in head length. Snout somewhat pointed. Eye large. Preorbital bone narrow, its width much less than eye diameter. Preopercular notch and knob well developed. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Vomerine tooth patch in a crecentic band without a medial posterior extension, tongue without teeth. Dorsal spines (total): 10-10, Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14, Anal spines: 3, Anal soft rays: 8.

Dioecious with external fertilization.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Diacope bottonensis Cuvier, 1828
Holocentrus boutton Lacepede, 1802
Lutianus luzonius Evermann & Seale, 1907
Mesoprion melanospilos Bleeker, 1852

Common Name (s)
• Curry Fish (English)
• Mollucan Snapper (English)
• Moluccan Snapper (English)
• Moluccen Snapper (English)
• Rufous Seaperch (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Reef Associated
Prey:  Fishes, crustaceans , cephalopods


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
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  • National museum of nature and science 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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