Animal Species:Flame Snapper, Etelis coruscans Valenciennes, 1862

Flame Snapper, Etelis coruscans

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Standard Common Name

Flame Snapper

Alternative Name/s

Large-eyed Job-fish, Ruby Snapper

Identification

The Flame Snapper can be recognised by its deep pink to red colour and deeply forked caudal fin.

Size range

It grows to about 70 cm but is common to 40 cm in length.

Distribution

The species occurs widely throughout the tropical Indo-central-Pacific region.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Etelis coruscans

Classification

Species:
coruscans
Genus:
Etelis
Family:
Lutjanidae
Order:
Perciformes
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Allen, G.R. 1985. Snappers of the World. An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Lutjanid Species known to Date. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 6. FAO. Rome. Pp. 208, Pl. I-XXVII.
  2. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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