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 relationship between length L and weight W for nearly all species of fish can be expressed by an equation of the form:. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date.

Rooker reported the diet of small L. They spawn during April—June off Cuba. Retrieved from ” https: Live shrimp and baitfish, as well as shrimp pieces and cut bait, are the best natural bait.

Moderate vulnerability 35 of Light spinning and baitcasting tackle are used to fish for schoolmaster snapper.

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In certain marine protected areas, [8] fishing is not allowed to help specific species maintain or recover healthy populations. This relationship suggests a Most mature schoolmaster snapper average a pound 0. The soft dorsal and anal fins have scales. The schoolmaster snapper is found in coastal areas of Florida, the Bahamas, ltujanus the Caribbean. Schoolmaster snapper are gonochoristmeaning males and females are separate.

Feed on fishes, shrimps, crabs, worms, gastropods and cephalopods. It lives in shallow, clear, warm, coastal waters over coral reefs, sand with plants, and mud in mangrove areas or other reef-associated bottom types.


There are 40 to 45, usually 42 to 44, tubed scales in the lateral line. They spawn over most of the year, with the majority of the spawning happening during middle to late summer. The schoolmaster, however, does not have the white cone-shaped patch on the gill that identifies the dog snapper. Schoolmaster snapper, along with other snapper species, are sought by both recreational and commercial fishermen. The groups of juveniles in shallow coastal waters, as they grow, move into deeper and deeper water.

The color is olive gray to brownish on upper back and upper sides, with yellow to reddish mite around the head. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Xpodus solid or broken blue line which may disappear with growth, runs under the eye. Schneider, Lutjanus acutirostris Desmarest, Mesoprion cynodon G. Maximum length for female taken from Ref. Juveniles stay over sand bottoms with or without seagrasses, and over muddy bottoms of lagoons or mangrove areas.

The young tend to be in littoral shore areas, grass plains and from time to time enter briny waters. Apovus using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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The single dorsal fin has 10 spines and 14 soft lytjanus the spiny portions of the fin are not deeply engraved at the junction with the soft portion. Fishing regulations in US state waters are specific to each state, but they have similarities. Sometimes form resting aggregations during the day. They reproduce by spawning in open water with both male and female fish releasing their gametes at the same time.


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Lutjanus apodus, Adult (Schoolmaster Snapper)

Considered a good food fish, it is marketed fresh or frozen Ref. Entered by Luna, Susan M. Large schools are often noticed by divers over shallow wrecks and certain coral patches, and this behavior inspired the common name. Young sometimes enter brackish waters. Its triangular snout is long and pointed, with a large mouth.

From the upper jaw to the tip of the fleshy opercle, the qpodus is often broken into parts that resemble dashes and spots. The schoolmaster snapper has a husky, moderately deep body with a pointed head. This page was last edited on 14 Octoberat Bulletin of Marine Science. Its color varies from silvery to bronze.

Schoolmaster snapper

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. He attributed the difference in eating habits to the fact that the bigger fish could open their jaws wider for bigger prey. The caudal fin is emarginated.

Juveniles are encountered over sand bottoms with or without seagrass Thalassiaand over muddy bottoms of lagoons or mangrove areas.

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Their food quality is reported to be excellent.