Scientific Name
Lutjanus argentimaculatus  
Lutjanus argentimaculatus銀紋笛鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Forsskål, 1775) Depth 1 - 120M
Chinese 銀紋笛鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 笛鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F370 Lutjanidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 紫紅笛鯛 
Max Length 150 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 紅槽、紅厚唇(澎湖)、丁斑(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Fresh Water、
Holotype Locality Arabia 
Synonyms Alphestes gembra, Alphestes sambra, Diacope superba, Diacope superbus, Diacopus superbus, Lutianus argentimaculatus, Lutianus jahngarah, Lutianus salmonoides, Lutjanus argentimculatus, Lutjanus vaigiensis, Mesoprion flavipinnis, Mesoprion garretti, Mesoprion griseoides ...all 21..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)  Forsskål, P. 1775 朱元鼎 編 1984 朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055422. ASIZP0055454. ASIZP0055455. ASIZP0055629. ASIZP0059776. ASIZP0060126. ASIZP0062868. ASIZP0064811. ASIZP0064970. ASIZP0064993. ASIZP0074440. ASIZP0800181. ASIZP0800228. ASIZP0800243. ASIZP0910181. ASIZP0910228. ASIZP0910243. FRIP00650. FRIP21116. MTP0104. NMMBP00963. NMMBP01869. NMMBP01994. NMMBP01996. NMMBP01999. NMMBP02117. NMMBP02148. NMMBP02648. NMMBP04358. NMMBP04953. NMMBP05141. NMMBP05993. NMMSTP00333. NMNSF00115. NMNSF00384. NTOUP200712-107. NTOUP200910-103. ...List all 47 records... 
Barcode2011-07-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Red snapper; River snapper; Mangrove red snapper; Mangrove snapper; Mangrove jack 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately deep. Snout somewhat pointed; preorbital bone relatively broad, wider than eye diameter; preopercular notch and knob poorly developed; vomerine tooth patch crescentic, without a medial posterior extension; tongue with a patch of granular teeth; gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch (including rudiments) 9 to 12, total gill rakers on first gill arch 16 to 20. Dorsal fin with X spines and 13 or 14 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 soft rays; posterior profile of dorsal and anal fins rounded; pectoral fins with 16 or 17 rays; caudal fin emarginate to nearly truncate. Scale rows on back more or less parallel to lateral line, or parallel below spinous part of dorsal fin and sometimes rising obliquely posteriorly, or rarely with entirely oblique rows. Generally greenish brown on back, grading to reddish on sides and ventral parts. Trawl specimens from deep water frequently reddish with dark scale centers and white scale margins, giving a reticulated appearance. Juveniles with a series of about eight whitish bars crossing sides, and 1 or 2 blue lines across cheek.
habitats A euryhaline species. Juveniles and young adults occur in mangrove estuaries and in the lower reaches of freshwater streams. Adults often found in groups around coral reefs. Eventually migrate offshore to deeper reef areas, sometimes penetrating to depths 
Distribution Widespread in the Indo-West Pacific fromEast Africa to Samoa and the Line Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Australia. It is a very common species in Taiwan, especially in southwestern part. 
Utility Excellent food fish. A good aquaculture species because it doesn't get rancid easily when frozen. It commands a good export market price with no limit on body size. No reported damaging diseases.