Bigeye Snapper

Bigeye Snapper Bigeye Snapper
Bigeye Snapper

Credit: Alexander Kiermayer

A shoal of Bigeye & Bluestripe Snapper

Credit: Johan Folmeus

A shoal of Bigeye Snapper in Thailand

Credit: Helen Holmgren

A shoal of Bigeye Snapper at Thailand's Similan Islands.

Credit: Helen Holmgren

Bigeye Snapper Lutjanus lutjanus
Description

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

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Subphlum: Olfactores
Subphlum: Vertebrates
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes (Perch-Like Fish)
Family: Lutjanidae (Snapper)
Genus: Lutjanus (Snapper)
Species: Lutjanus lutjanus
Size
Average Size: 30 centimetres

Bigeye Snapper - Where Can You Find Them When Scuba diving?

Thailand

  • Similan Islands
  • Richelieu Rock
  • Hin Daeng
  • Koh Haa
  • Phuket
  • Koh Phi Phi
  • Surin Islands
  • Hin Muang
  • Koh Tachai
  • Boonsung Wreck

Maldives

  • Ari Atoll
  • Addu Atoll
  • Male Atoll
  • Vaavu Atoll
  • Meemu Atoll
  • Rasdhoo Atoll
  • Thaa Atoll
  • Lhaviyani Atoll
  • Baa Atoll
  • Noonu Atoll
  • Raa Atoll

Indonesia

  • Komodo
  • Raja Ampat
  • Lombok
  • Bali
  • Lembeh
  • Ambon
  • Banda
  • Cenderawasih Bay
  • Misool
  • Forgotten Islands
  • Maumere

Myanmar/Burma

  • Mergui Archipelago

Malaysia

Data not yet available

Egypt

  • The Brothers
  • Elphinstone
  • Thistlegorm Wreck
  • Daedalus
  • Ras Mohamed
  • Abu Nuhas
  • St. John's
  • Abu Galawa Soraya
  • Salem Express
  • Gubal
  • Zabargad Island
  • Rocky Island

Have you ever seen Bigeye Snapper when diving?
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