Fiveline Snapper (species: Lutjanus quinquelineatus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Lutjanus quinquelineatus
Fiveline Snapper

©Rick Stuart-Smith: Adult Lutjanus quinquelineatus, Lizard Island area.

©Andy Lewis: Fiveline Snapper at Lizard Island

©Rick Stuart-Smith: Juvenile Lutjanus quinquelineatus, Lizard Island area.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Lutjanidae
Genus Lutjanus
Species Lutjanus quinquelineatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 38 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

  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene (1990). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Other references

  • Caley, M.J. (1991). Mechanisms of coexistence in communities of coral-reef fishes, Ph.D. thesis, University of Sydney. LIRS catalog number 307.
  • Caley, M.J. (1995). Reef fish community structure and dynamics: in interaction between local and larger-scale processes? Marine Ecology Progress Series, 129: 19-29. LIRS catalog number 448.
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