Lutjanus

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Lutjanus
Grey snapper - Lutjanus griseus.jpg
Lutjanus griseus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Lutjanidae
Genus: Lutjanus
Bloch, 1790
Type species
Lutjanus lutjanus
Bloch, 1790
Synonyms
  • Hobar Forsskål, 1775 (not used)
  • Naqua Forsskål, 1775 (not available)
  • Lutianus Bloch, 1790 (misspelling by original and subsequent authors)
  • Pagrus Plumier, 1802
  • Diacope G. Cuvier, 1815
  • Mesoprion G. Cuvier, 1828
  • Genyoroge Cantor, 1849
  • Neomaenis Girard, 1858
  • Evoplites T. N. Gill, 1862
  • Neomesoprion Castelnau, 1875
  • Rabirubia D. S. Jordan & Fesler, 1893
  • Raizero D. S. Jordan & Fesler, 1893
  • Bennettia Fowler, 1904
  • Parkia Fowler, 1904
  • Rhomboplitoides Fowler, 1918
  • Jordanichthys Evermann & H. W. Clark, 1928
  • Loxolutjanus Fowler, 1931
  • Percaprionodes Fowler, 1944

Lutjanus is a genus of snappers found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. This genus also includes two species (L. fuscescens and L. maxweberi ) that only occur in fresh and brackish waters.[1]

Species[edit]

The 70 currently recognized species in this genus are:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Lutjanus in FishBase. December 2013 version.
  2. ^ a b Allen, G.R., White, W.T. & Erdmann, M.V. (2013): Two new species of snappers (Pisces: Lutjanidae: Lutjanus) from the Indo-West Pacific. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 6: 33-51.