Mangrove Jack (species: Lutjanus argentimaculatus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Lutjanus argentimaculatus
Mangrove Jack

©Mark Shepherd: Mangrove Jack about 45 cm long at Lizard Island

©Mark Shepherd: Mangrove Jack in typical mangrove habitat at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Lutjanus argentimaculatus at base of reef slope on northern side of Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Lutjanidae
Genus Lutjanus
Species Lutjanus argentimaculatus



Distinguishing features

Silver grey with reddish scale centres and red/brown fins. Juveniles have white bars and two blue lines running along the cheek.


  • Up to 120 cm (Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Miller, T.L. and T.H. Cribb (2007). Coevolution of Retrovarium n. gen. (Digenea: Cryptogonimidae) in Lutjanidae and Haemulidae (Perciformes) in the Indo-west Pacific, International Journal for Parasitology, 37: 1023-1045. LIRS catalog number 1127.
  • Miller, T.L. and T.H. Cribb (2008). Eight new species of Siphoderina Manter, 1934 (Digenea, Cryptogonimidae) infecting Lutjanidae and Haemulidae (Perciformes) off Australia, Acta Parasitologica, 53: 344-364. LIRS catalog number 1213.
  • Nolan, M.J. and T.H. Cribb (2006). Cardicola Short, 1953 and Braya n.gen. (Digenea: Sanguinicolidae) from five families of tropical Ind0-Pacific fishes, Zootaxa, 1265: 1-80. LIRS catalog number 1000.
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