Image: Stripey Snapper - Settlement stage

Stripey Snapper - Settlement stage

A 22 mm long (SL) preserved settlement stage Stripey Snapper from the Australian Museum Ichthyology Collection (AMS I.41401-144). The white areas of the fish were transparent when it was alive.

Photographer:
Amanda Hay
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

The fish was caughtat a depth of between 1 m and 3 m, Researchers Beach, Lizard Island, Queensland on 2 February 2001. Some settlement stage larvae lack lateral stripes.

Reference:
Quéré, G & Leis, J.M., 2010. Settlement behaviour of larvae of the Stripey Snapper, Lutjanus carponotatus (Teleostei: Lutjanidae) Environmental Biology of Fishes 88: 227-238.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Stripey Snapper, Lutjanus carponotatus, Lutjanidae,