The Schoolmaster, Lutjanus apodus. Illustration by Diana Rome Peebles Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of. Lutjanus apodus (Walbaum, ). Materials. Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Gabriela Martinez Portilla ; individualCount: 1 ; Location . May 30, Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (). FishBase. Lutjanus apodus (Walbaum, ). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at.
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The head is large, and as long as the body is thick; the representation is straight from snout to the backside, and regularly curved to the large, unforked tail. Though different in appearance, schoolmaster snapper have habits similar to those of the mangrove snapper.
Feed on fishes, shrimps, crabs, worms, gastropods and cephalopods. The 16 or 17 rays of the pectoral fins are longer than the distance from longest point of the snout to tail edge of preopercle, reaching the level of anus. Large schools are often noticed by divers over shallow wrecks and certain coral patches, and this behavior inspired the common name. The schoolmaster snapper is sometimes called the barred snapper or the caji.
Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: He attributed the difference in eating habits to the fact that the bigger fish could open their jaws wider for bigger prey.
Juveniles are encountered over sand bottoms with or without seagrass Thalassiaand over muddy bottoms of lagoons or mangrove areas. South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Pectoral fins long, reaching the level of anus. Entered by Luna, Susan M. Preopercular notch and knob weak. The schoolmaster snapper has a husky, moderately deep body with a pointed head. Sometimes form resting aggregations during the day.
Fishing regulations in US state waters are specific to each state, but they have similarities. As the common name suggests, schoolmaster snapper live in groups of dozens of subjects.
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This relationship suggests a From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Often near the shelter of elkhorn corals and gorgonians Ref. It lives in shallow, clear, warm, coastal waters over coral reefs, lutjamus with plants, and mud in mangrove areas or other reef-associated bottom types. There are 8 narrow, light vertical bars on the side of the body which may be faded or absent in large adults.
However, the fish limit is an aggregate for all species of snapper. Juveniles stay over sand bottoms with or without seagrasses, and over muddy bottoms of lagoons or mangrove areas. Its color varies from silvery to bronze. Live shrimp and baitfish, as well as shrimp pieces and cut bait, are the best natural bait.
Schoolmaster snapper are gonochoristmeaning males apous females are separate. Olive gray to brownish on upper back and sides, with eight narrow, pale vertical bars which may be faint or absent in large adults.
Lutjanus apodus, Adult (Schoolmaster Snapper)
Larger schoolmaster snapper whose white vertical bars are faded might be mistaken for dog snapper. Snout long and pointed, mouth large. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line, at least lutjjanus. While jigs make for the best artificial bait, artificials are rarely used and rarely successful.
The single dorsal fin has 10 spines and 14 soft rays; the spiny portions of the fin are not deeply engraved at the junction with the soft portion. Snappers of the world. The young tend to be in littoral shore areas, grass plains and from time to time enter briny waters.
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It has a robust, slightly compressed body, with a pointed head.