Yellowtail blue snapperLRX
- Dorsal and anal fins without scales basally
- Caudal fin deeply forked
- dorsal fin with 10 spines and 10 soft rays
- Preopercle without scales
- Body blue with yellow dorsal stripe and yellow caudal fin
Body bluish grey with broad yellow dorsal stripe, caudal fin yellow.
Up to 40 cm TL.
Indo-West Pacific in tropical waters.
Associated with coral and rocky reefs, from 20 to at least 150 m depth.
Feeds on plankton. Found in large schools. Little is known about its biology or ecology.
Caught mainly with handlines and bottom longlines.