Pygmy snapper – – –
- Longitudinal scale rows above lateral line obliquely positioned
- Vomerine tooth patch lacking posterior extension
- Preopercular notch poorly developed
- 4 dark brown to blackish stripes on sides
Body whitish with 4 dark brown to blackish stripes on sides; adults becoming overall brownish, whitish below.
Up to 20 cm TL.
Indo-West Pacific in tropical waters.
Juveniles restricted to freshwater streams and brackish estuarine areas such as mangroves to 4 m depth. Adult habitat is unknown.
Occurs in small groups. A seldom seen species, with little known about its biology or ecology.
A distinct species due to its colouration. Not likely to be confused with other Lutjanus species.