Common bluestripe snapper

Lutjanus kasmira
  • Class:
    Ray-finned fishes (Lat. Actinopterygii)
  • Order:
    Perch-likes (Lat. Perciformes)
  • Family:
    Snappers (Lat. Lutjanidae)
  • Maximum size:
    40 cm TL
  • Habitat:
    Reef-associated; marine; depth range 3–265 m.
  • Climate:
    Tropical; 35°N–35°S.
  • Distribution:
    Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Marquesas and Line islands. North to southern Japan, south to Australia. Southeast Atlantic: East London, South Africa.
  • Biology:
    Inhabit coral reefs, occurring in both shallow lagoons and on outer reef slopes. Frequently found in large aggregations around coral formation, caves or wrecks during the day.