Blacktail Snapper (species: Lutjanus fulvus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Lutjanus fulvus
Blacktail Snapper

©Andy Lewis: Lutjanus fulvus

©Paul Asman: Juvenile Lutjanus fulvus at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island. Estimated length 10 cm. Thanks to Arnold Suzumoto (Bishop Museum, Hawaii) for checking this identification. Also see summary description by Diane Bray in Fishes of Australia website accessed 16 Dec 2016 (link below).
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Lutjanidae
Genus Lutjanus
Species Lutjanus fulvus



Distinguishing features

Pectoral, ventral and anal fins yellow (Allen et al, 2003)


  • Up to 40 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Cribb, T.H., R.D. Adlard, R.A. Bray, P. Sasal and S.C. Cutmore (2014). Biogeography of tropical Indo-West Pacific parasites: A cryptic species of Transversotrema and evidence for rarity of Transversotrematidae (Trematoda) in French Polynesia, Parasitology International, 63: 285-294. LIRS catalog number 1709.
  • Erséus, C., B.W. Williams, K.M. Horn, K.M. Halanych, S.R. Santos, S.W. James, M. Creuzé des Châtelliers and F.E. Anderson (2020). Phylogenomic analyses reveal a Palaeozoic radiation and support a freshwater origin for clitellate annelids. Zoologica Scripta, 49: 614-640. LIRS catalog number 2437.
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