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Lutjanus kasmira
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Lutjanidae
Genus: Lutjanus
Bloch, 1790
Type species
Lutjanus lutjanus
Bloch, 1790

Bennettia Fowler, 1904
Diacope Cuvier, 1815
Evoplites Gill, 1862
Genyoroge Cantor, 1849
Hobar Forsskål, 1775 (not used)
Jordanichthys Evermann & Clark, 1928
Loxolutjanus Fowler, 1931
Lutianus Bloch, 1790 (misspelling by original and subsequent authors)
Mesoprion Cuvier, 1828
Naqua Forsskål, 1775 (not available)
Neomaenis Girard, 1858
Neomesoprion Castelnau, 1875
Parkia Fowler, 1904
Percaprionodes Fowler, 1944
Rabirubia Jordan & Fesler, 1893
Raizero Jordan & Fesler, 1893
Rhomboplitoides Fowler, 1918

Lutjanus is a genus of snappers found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. They are predatory fish usually found in tropical and subtropical reefs, and mangrove forests.[1] This genus also includes two species (L. fuscescens and L. maxweberi) that only occur in fresh and brackish waters.[1]


Lutjanus bohar
Lutjanus ehrenbergii
Lutjanus gibbus
Lutjanus monostigma

There are currently 71 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2015). Species of Lutjanus in FishBase. October 2015 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" (PDF). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 6: 33–51. 
  3. ^ a b Iwatsuki, Y., Tanaka, F. & Allen, G.R. (2015). "Lutjanus xanthopinnis, a new species of snapper (Pisces: Lutjanidae) from the Indo-west Pacific, with a redescription of Lutjanus madras (Valenciennes 1831)" (PDF). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 17: 22–42.