Twospot snapper – – –
- Suborbital space (between upper jaw and eye) very narrow
- Body slender
- Eye large
- Snout profile very angular
- 11 dorsal-fin spines
Body golden brown with broad pearly white stripe, 2 small white spots on back, sometimes indistinct.
To at least 20 cm TL.
West Central Pacific in tropical and subtropical waters.
Coral reefs and outer reef slopes, from 5 m to at least 30 m depth.
Feeds primarily on small fishes and crustacean. Often occurs in large schools of up to 100 or more but is sometimes solitary. In Papua New Guinea, the length at which 50% of Twospot snapper reach maturity was estimated at 17 cm FL and 13 cm FL for females and males, respectively.1 Little else is know about this uncommon species.
Caught mainly with handlines, traps, and gillnets.
- 1.Longenecker K, Langston R, Bolick H. Rapid reproductive analysis and length-dependent relationships of Lutjanus biguttatus (Perciformes: Lutjanidae) from Papua New Guinea. Pacific Science [Internet]. 2013;67(2):295–301. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2984/67.2.11