- Dorsal and anal fins without scales at base
- Maxilla without scales
- Dorsal fin continuous
- Vomerine tooth patch without medial posterior extension
Purplish or brownish violet with numerous yellow spots and blotches on sides, upper caudal-fin lobe mostly bright yellow.
Up to 50 cm TL.
Indo-West and Pacific in tropical waters.
Rocky reefs, from 80 to at least 360 m depth.
Feeds primarily on fishes but also salps. Mean values of age and length at maturity are 1.8 years and 24.5 cm, respectively. Estimated maximum age is 8 years.1
Caught mainly with handlines.
- 1.Martinez-Andrade F. A comparison of life histories and ecological aspects among snappers (Pisces: Lutjanidae). 2003.