Tag: One-Band Snapper (Seaperch)

Lutjanus Vitta

Lutjanus Vitta
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Brown-Striped Snapper (Lutjanus Vitta) Adult

This photo shows what i'm sure is a fully mature adult Brown-Striped Snapper (Lutjanus Vitta).

Although all of the references i checked specifically mention the brown stripe along the body as the distinguishing characteristic of the species (as can be seen in my other photos), the brown stripe appears to fade with maturity.

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Brown-Striped Snapper (Lutjanus Vitta)

This photo shows what i am sure is an almost mature Brown-Striped Snapper (Lutjanus Vitta).
The characteristic brown stripe has faded considerably, but is still visible whilst the fins show the yellow colouration which seems more evident in mature individuals.

Alan's picture
Brown-Striped Snapper (Lutjanus Vitta)

This photo shows a Brown-Striped Snapper (Lutjanus Vitta) which i suspect is almost mature as the characteristic brown/black stripe along the body is less defined than that of a juvenile .

The body and fins are less pale, with the fins in particular having a more pronounced yellow colouration.

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Brown-Striped Snapper (Lutjanus Vitta) - Sub Adult

This photo, taken in the 20 - 30m depth range at Sail Rock shows the more defined brown/black stripe along the body of the juvenile Brown-Striped Snapper (Lutjanus Vitta).