Emperor red snapper
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
(G. Cuvier, 1816)
Lutjanus sebae, the emperor red snapper, also known as the government bream, is a species of snapper native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. This species is an inhabitant of both rocky and coral reefs, preferring flat areas with either a sandy or gravel substrate. They can be found at depths of from 5 to 180 metres (16 to 591 ft). This species can reach a length of 116 centimetres (46 in) FL though most do not exceed 60 centimetres (24 in) TL. The greatest recorded weight for this species is 32.7 kilograms (72 lb). This species is commercially important and is also farmed. It is also sought as a game fish. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.
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