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Maori Snapper

Lutjanus rivulatus

(Image credit: Ian Shaw)

Maori Snapper are silvery green-blue with long narrow light blue lines on the face, small light blue spots across the body and tail and yellow-green fins. This fish may have a darkish green vertical bar over the shoulder which fades with age.

Length: to 80cm.


Adults found on deep coastal slopes. Juveniles exist in shallow algae-reef flats, often near freshwater runoff; depth 10-100m.

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Log it south of K'gari / Stradbroke Islands in QLD

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; Australian Faunal Directory.

http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/564; http://reeflifesurvey.com/species/lutjanus-rivulatus/; http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/194356/0

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