Population: Lutjanus griseus is common and can be highly abundant throughout its range. At present, there is no stock assessment for the Atlantic US coast by. J Fish Biol. May;76(7) doi: /jx. Salinity selection and preference of the grey snapper Lutjanus griseus: field and . Juvenile gray snapper (Lutjanus griseus) occupy a wide range of estuarine and nearshore habitats that differ in physico-chemical properties. To quantify the.

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Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. This is one the smaller and slimmer of the snapper family, rarely growing larger than 18 inches long and 10 pounds. Field observations were supplemented with luutjanus experiments to reveal patterns gtiseus salinity selection and preference for grey snapper Lutjanus griseus c. First, regression analyses indicated significant, positive linear relationships with salinity for both L. Many specimens caught in Florida, specifically Punta Gordaare actually misidentified dogtooth or dog snapperLutjanus jocu.

Larger fish are uncommon, but not rare. Retrieved from ” https: Dentition Both jaws have a narrow band of villiform fine, densely packed hair-like teeth, while the upper jaw contains four strong canine teeth, two of which are enlarged and easy to see. Habitat Gray snappers reside in coastal as well as offshore waters from very shallow areas to depths geiseus m feet.

Lutjanus griseus, Grey snapper : fisheries, gamefish, aquarium

Preopercular notch and knob weak. Adults inhabit coastal as well as offshore waters around coral reefs, rocky areas, estuaries, mangrove areas, and sometimes in lower reaches of rivers especially the young.


These patterns are inconsistent with physiological expectations of minimizing energetic osmoregulatory costs. Young specimens with a dark stripe from snout through the eye to upper opercle and a blue stripe on cheek below eye. Sexual maturity is obtained after about 2 years of age, at lengths of inches cm and the estimated maximum age for this snapper is 25 years.

Such instances however, are rare. Often forming large aggregations. Lutjanus griseusthe gray snapper, was described by Linnaeus in Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity Reproduction Spawning Eggs Fecundity Larvae Spawning occurs in summer near the time of the full moon. The following species are recorded trematode parasites of gray snappers: Preopercular notch and knob weak.

Metadena adglobosa, Metadena globosa, Metadena obscura, Paracryptogonimus neoamericanus, Hamacreadium mutabile, Hamacreadium gulella, Helicometrina nimia, Helicometrina exactaand Stephanostomum casum.

Dorsal profile of head slightly concave, snout long and pointed.

Human uses

Although the species is fished commercially it is sought largely as a seasonal supplement to other fisheries. It is commercially important, as well as being sought as a game fish.

Spawning occurs in summer near the time of the full moon. Individual snappers may spawn multiple times during the course of the reproductive season.

Importance to Humans Gray snapper. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Feed mainly at night on small fishes, shrimps, crabs, gastropods, cephalopods and some planktonic items. Adults of the species tend to remain in the same area for long periods once established and tagging studies have shown little movement for periods of time as great as 4 years.


Foraging nocturnally, adult gray snapper prey upon small fishes, shrimps, crabs, gastropods, and cephalopods. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The post-larval gray snapper typically settle into suitable estuarine habitats such as seagrass beds and mangroves, although they are known from a variety of habitats. The anal fin is rounded and the pectoral fins short, not grisdus the anal fin. Young cubera snapper Lutjanus cyanopterus may be easily confused with gray snapper and careful comparison of the vomerine teeth found on the roof of the mouth of either species is the most reliable means of discerning the ,utjanus.

Summary page Point data Common names Photos. They live in both coastal and offshore areas of coral, rocky ledges, or mangroves, and have been caught in freshwater lakes, showing their tolerance for different salinity levels. The species name is Latin, translated as gray. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. Good food fish Ref.

In the laboratory, fish preferred intermediate salinities in the range of Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line anteriorly, but rising obliquely posteriorly, below soft part of dorsal fin. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line anteriorly, but rising briseus posteriorly, below soft part of lutjanud fin. The mangrove snapper is one of the most common species of snapper in warmer regions.