The Schoolmaster, Lutjanus apodus. Illustration by Diana Rome Peebles Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of. Lutjanus apodus (Walbaum, ). Materials. Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Gabriela Martinez Portilla ; individualCount: 1 ; Location . May 30, Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (). FishBase. Lutjanus apodus (Walbaum, ). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at.

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Lutjanus apodus, Adult (Schoolmaster Snapper)

Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. The groups of juveniles in shallow coastal waters, as they grow, move into deeper and deeper water. They spawn lutjjanus April—June off Cuba. It lives in shallow, clear, warm, coastal waters over coral reefs, sand with plants, and mud in mangrove areas or other reef-associated bottom types.

Schoolmaster snapper Lutjanuss status. Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. Feed on fishes, shrimps, crabs, worms, gastropods and cephalopods. Wikispecies has information related to Lutjanus apodus.

The interior scale rows on back are parallel to lateral line. He ljtjanus the difference in eating habits to the fact that the bigger fish could open their jaws wider for bigger prey. While jigs make for the best artificial bait, artificials lutjauns rarely used and rarely successful. Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 2 – 63 m Ref. The schoolmaster, however, does not have the white cone-shaped patch on the gill that identifies the dog snapper. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


They spawn over most of the year, with the majority of the spawning happening during lutanus to late summer. Light spinning and baitcasting tackle are used to fish for schoolmaster snapper. The young tend to be in littoral shore areas, grass plains and from time to time enter briny waters.

The schoolmaster snapper is sometimes called the barred snapper or the caji. The soft dorsal and anal fins have scales.

Larger schoolmaster snapper whose white vertical bars are faded might be mistaken for dog snapper. Their food quality is reported to be excellent. There are 40 to 45, usually 42 to 44, tubed scales in the lateral line. Pectoral fins long, reaching the level of anus.

One of the upper pairs of canine teeth notably enlarged, visible when mouth is close. Fins and tails are yellow apoeus the snout contains blue stripes.

Lutjanus apodus, Schoolmaster snapper : fisheries

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lutjanus apodus. Preopercular notch and knob weak. Cuvier, Mesoprion flavescens G. The schoolmaster snapper has a husky, moderately deep body with a pointed head.

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The 16 or 17 rays of the pectoral fins are longer than the distance from longest point of the snout lytjanus tail edge of preopercle, reaching the level of anus. Its color varies from silvery to bronze.

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Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. The schoolmaster snapper is found in coastal areas of Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. The schoolmaster snapper Lutjanus apodus is a colorful, subtropical fish found over coral reef areas along the coasts of Floridathe Bahamasand the Caribbeanthough it can range northward along the Atlantic coast of the United States. Though different in appearance, schoolmaster snapper have habits similar to those of the mangrove snapper.

Malay, ikan lutjan, name of a fish. Entered by Luna, Susan M. Maximum length for female taken from Ref. South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.