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Lutjanus monostigma (Cuvier, 1828)
ONESPOT SNAPPER
Moses Perch; One-spot Sea-perch; One-spot Snapper; Onespot Seaperch; Mesoprion monostigma Cuvier, 1828

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Species Lutjanus monostigma (Cuvier, 1828)

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Species Lutjanus monostigma (Cuvier, 1828)

Onespot Snapper , Moses Perch, One-spot Sea-perch, One-spot Snapper, Onespot Seaperch

 

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Distribution

States

Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

Ningaloo Reef, WA (22°21'S), to Capricorn Group (23°30'S), QLD, also Rowley Shoals (17°20'S) and Scott Reef (14°03'S), WA, Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea (12°15'S) and Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands; tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IMCRA

Timor Province (2), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

5-60 m.

 

General References

Allen, G.R. 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Snappers of the World . An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Vol. 6. Rome : FAO 208 pp. [106]

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia . Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [124]

Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island . Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp. [113]

Allen, G.R. & Talbot, F.H. 1985. Review of the snappers of the genus Lutjanus (Pisces: Lutjanidae) from the Indo-Pacific, with the description of a new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes 11 : 1-87 [61]

Anderson, W.D. & Allen, G.R. 2001. Lutjanidae. pp. 2840-2918 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 5 2791-3379 pp. [2887]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [182]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. [182]

 

Common Name References

Anderson, W.D. & Allen, G.R. 2001. Lutjanidae. pp. 2840-2918 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 5 2791-3379 pp. [2887] (FAO) ( Onespot Snapper )

Grant, E.M. 1975. Guide to Fishes . Brisbane : Queensland Government, Co-ordinator General’s Department 640 pp. [278] (One-spot Sea-perch)

Grant, E.M. 1991. Fishes of Australia . Brisbane : EM Grant Pty Ltd 480 pp. [189] (Moses Perch)

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters . Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls. [74] (One-spot Snapper)

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen . Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. [184] (FAO) (One-spot Snapper)

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [182] (Onespot Seaperch)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Onespot Snapper )

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
18-Dec-2012 18-Dec-2012 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Lutjanidae  
 Genus Lutjanus  
  Lutjanus monostigma    (Cuvier, 1828) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Lutianus monostigma Lutianus monostigmus Lutjanus lioglossus Lutjanus monostigmus Mesoprion monostigma   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body moderately deep to somewhat slender. Dorsal profile of head gently to moderately sloped; preorbital width about equal to eye diameter; preopercular notch and knob poorly developed; vomerine tooth patch crescentic, without a medial posterior extension; tongue smooth, without teeth; gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch (including rudiments) 10 or 11, total rakers on first gill arch 18 or 19. Dorsal fin with X spines and 13 (rarely 14) soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 or 9 soft rays; posterior profile of dorsal and anal fins rounded to somewhat angular; pectoral fins with 15 to 17 rays; caudal fin truncate or slightly emarginate. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Generally yellowish to pinkish with dusky scale margins; grey or brown on upper back and dorsal portion of head; a black spot on back below anterior soft dorsal rays; fins yellowish. 
Habitat: Inhabits coral reef areas, usually close to shelter in the form of caves, large coral formations and wreckage. Usually solitary; occasionally occurring in small groups. Feeds mainly on fishes and benthic crustaceans, primarily crabs at night. Flesh is som 
Distribution: Widespread in the Indo-Pacific from East Africa to the Marquesas and Line islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Australia. It is a very common species in Taiwan and present in all coastal waters. 
Utility: An important market fish in many areas; marketed mostly fresh. 
Name Code: 382114
  
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