Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae
(Snappers) > Lutjaninae
Etymology: Lutjanus: Malay, ikan lutjan, name of a fish; sapphirolineatus: Named for its diagnostic character of four blue stripes on the body of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: apparently confined to the Middle East; currently known only from Somalia and Oman; possibly to southern Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 110188)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XI, 13; A III, 8; pectoral fin 17; lateral-line scales 47-49: horizontal scale rows above lateral line 5 or 6; scale rows above lateral line rising obliquely toward dorsal profile; predorsal scales extending forward just above anterior edge of orbit; scale rows on cheek 6 or 7, no subocular extension of smaller scales; subocular extension of cheek scales irregularly present in 1 or 2 row(s) anteriorly and 3 or 4 rows posteriorly below eye, respecitvely; gill-rakers on first arch 8 or 9 + 18 or 19 = 26?28; tongue smooth, toothless; preopercular notch developed just above angle;
interopercular knob inconspicuous; belly with white with yellow spot on each scale forming narrow, longitudinal, yellow lines; dark-edged blue stripes 4, the first blue stripe almost running from above posterior nostril to the tenth dorsal fin spine base; third stripe just from upper rear edge of eye, through upper part of opercle, tapering posteriorly and extending to upper part of caudal peduncle below last soft dorsal-ray base; fourth blue stripe from just above midpoint of lower jaw, below eye and continuing through opercle, above upper pectoral-fin base to
caudal peduncle (Ref. 110188).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwatsuki, Y., J.M. Al-Mamry and P.C. Heemstra, 2016. Validity of a blue stripe snapper, Lutjanus octolineatus (Cuvier 1828) and a related species, L. bengalensis (Bloch 1790) with a new species (Pisces; Lutjanidae) from the Arabian Sea. Zootaxa 4098(3):511-528. (Ref. 110188)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00709 - 0.03087), b=2.97 (2.80 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .