Bigeye Snapper (Lutjanus lutjanus) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Bigeye Snapper

Bigeye Snapper (Lutjanus lutjanus) is a common species of schooling snapper found in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Bigeye Snapper
Bigeye Snapper
Credit: Alexander Kiermayer
Bigeye Snapper
A shoal of Bigeye & Bluestripe Snapper
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Bigeye Snapper
A shoal of Bigeye Snapper in Thailand
Credit: Helen Holmgren
Bigeye Snapper
A shoal of Bigeye Snapper at Thailand's Similan Islands.
Credit: Helen Holmgren
Bigeye Snapper Lutjanus lutjanus
Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Subphlum: Olfactores
Subphlum: Vertebrates
Order: Perciformes (Perch-Like Fish)
Family: Lutjanidae (Snapper)
Genus: Lutjanus (Snapper)
Species: Lutjanus lutjanus
Average Size: 30 centimetres

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