Larval development in the lutjanid
subfamily Etelinae (Pisces): the genera Aphareus, Aprion, Etelis and Pristipomoides.
Newly hatched larvae of lutjanids
in general are typical of those from fish with small pelagic eggs; the larvae have a large yolk sac, unpigmented eyes, and no mouth.
An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid
species known to date.
Concerns have been raised about the level of harvest and sustainability of fishing for lutjanid
populations in some regions (Kamukuru et al.
2003) described spawning behavior in two lutjanids
from the Gulf of California (yellow snapper, L.
The relative size at maturity contrasts with Grimes's (1987) observations that shallow-water continental lutjanid
populations like those of L.
multidens and other lutjanid
species (Loubens, 1980; Newman et al.
Spawning behavior, eggs and larvae of the lutjanid
fish, Lutjanus kasmira, in an aquarium.
This interpretation is broadly corroborated by the Aitutaki faunal evidence where relatively large, deep-water fish, such as lutjanids
and carangids, are more common early in time when angling is well-represented (Allen 1992a).
The majority of the catch and discards comprised lutjanids
but also included small demersal reef fishes, highly migratory pelagic fishes, and elasmobranchs.
Small-scale fisheries in our study targeted both deeper water species (such as lutjanids
, lethrinids, and serranids), as well as coastal, reef-associated small pelagic species (such as carangids, including the culturally important big-eye scad [Selar crumenophthalmus]).
In our study, YOY reef fish taxa, such as serranids, lutjanids
, and haemulids, were more abundant in seagrass habitats than they were in tidal-creek habitats, except for gray snapper (Lutjanus griseus).