The Schoolmaster, Lutjanus apodus. Illustration by Diana Rome Peebles Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of. Lutjanus apodus (Walbaum, ). Materials. Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Gabriela Martinez Portilla ; individualCount: 1 ; Location . May 30, Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (). FishBase. Lutjanus apodus (Walbaum, ). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at.

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Moderate vulnerability 35 of Maximum length for female taken from Ref. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: The schoolmaster snapper lutjaus a husky, moderately deep body with a pointed head. Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 2 – 63 m Ref.

The schoolmaster, however, does not have the white cone-shaped patch on the gill that identifies the dog snapper. There are 8 narrow, light vertical bars on the side of the body which may be faded or absent in large adults. The single dorsal fin has 10 spines and 14 soft spodus the spiny portions of the fin are not deeply engraved at the junction with the soft portion.

They reproduce by spawning in open water with both male and female fish releasing their gametes at the same time. While jigs make for the best artificial bait, artificials are rarely used and rarely successful.


Feed on fishes, shrimps, crabs, lutjanjs, gastropods and cephalopods. Their food quality is reported to be excellent.

Retrieved from ” https: The interior scale rows on apodud are parallel to lateral line. Schoolmaster snapper, along with other snapper species, are sought by both recreational and commercial fishermen.

Schoolmaster snapper

Large schools are often noticed by divers over shallow wrecks and lutjanys coral patches, and this behavior inspired the common name. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There are 40 to 45, usually 42 to 44, tubed scales in the lateral line.

Most mature schoolmaster snapper average a pound 0. As the common name suggests, schoolmaster snapper live in groups of dozens of subjects.

Schoolmaster snapper Conservation status. He attributed the difference in eating habits to the fact that the bigger fish could open their jaws wider for bigger prey. A solid or broken blue line runs beneath the eye; it may also disappear with growth.

Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. Invariably, b is close to 3. The schoolmaster snapper Lutjanus apodus is a colorful, subtropical fish found over coral reef areas along the coasts of Floridathe Bahamasand the Caribbeanthough it can range northward along the Atlantic coast of the United States. The head is large, and as long as the body is thick; the representation is straight from snout to the backside, and regularly curved to the large, unforked tail.


Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. The 16 or 17 rays of the pectoral fins are longer than the distance from longest point of the snout to tail edge of preopercle, reaching the level of anus.

Sometimes form resting aggregations during the day. Light spinning and baitcasting tackle are used to fish for schoolmaster snapper. Considered a good food fish, it is marketed fresh or frozen Ref. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Big individuals a;odus the deep reefs may reach six or seven pounds.

Snappers of the world.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. The young tend to be in littoral shore areas, grass plains and from time to time enter briny waters. Schneider, Lutjanus acutirostris Desmarest, Mesoprion cynodon G.

Its thickness can be more than a third of its standard length. The color is olive gray to brownish on upper back and upper sides, with yellow to reddish mite around the head. This relationship suggests a