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Crimson Snapper

Lutjanus erythropterus

(Image credit: Ross Robertson)

The Crimson Snapper, also commonly known as the Crimson Seaperch, is a pinky-red to silver fish, often with a light vertical patch behind the head, a dark red diagonal band over the eyes and/ or a dark red margin on the tail.

Length: to 55cm.


Deep silty habitats; occasionally seen schooling over reefs >20m; depth 5-100m.

Log it

In QLD, log this south of 1770

Related links/info

Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following resources:

Stuart-Smith et al. 2015; Reef Life Survey; Larson & Williams 1997.


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