Yellowfin snapper – – –
- Vomerine tooth patch with medial posterior extension
- Mid-lateral stripe slightly broader than other stripes
- Predorsal scales extending to middle part of orbit
- Scales present on preopercular flange
Reddish pink to silvery grey on upper sides grading to white below. A series of narrow yellow stripes along sides, positioned obliquely above lateral line, and horizontally below the lateral line; mid-lateral stripe slightly wider than others. Pelvic fins whitish, all other fins vivid yellow.
Up to 20 cm TL.
Indo-West Pacific in subtropical waters.
Found on coral reefs.
A rarely caught species, infrequently seen in fish markets. Little is know about its biology or ecology.
Previously thought to be Lutjanus madras (Indian snapper) which is restricted to the Indian Ocean.1
- 1.Iwatsuki Y, Tanaka F, Allen GR. Lutjanus xanthopinnis, a new species of snapper (Pisces: Lutjanidae) from the Indo-west Pacific, with a redescription of Lutjanus madras (Valenciennes 1831). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation [Internet]. 2015;17:22–42. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1051774