Marine Life That Can Be Seen When DIving

Bluestripe Snapper

Bluestripe Snapper
Bluestripe Snapper
Credit: Yoichi Higashida
Bluestripe & Bigeye Snapper
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Bluestripe Snapper Lutjanus kasmira

Bluestripe Snapper (Lutjanus kasmira) is a very common species often found swimming in huge shoals slightly away from the reef in tropical and sub-tropical waters in the Indo-Pacific region. It's easy to misidentify these with Bigeye Snapper L.lutjanus, not helped by the fact that shoals often intermingle

Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-Like Fish)
Family: Lutjanidae (Snapper)
Genus: Lutjanus (Snapper)
Species: Lutjanus kasmira
Average Size: 25 centimetres

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