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snapper

 [snap´er]
any of various carnivorous marine fish of the family Lutjanidae found in tropical waters; they are often eaten by humans but sometimes contain ciguatoxin and can cause ciguatera.

snapper

[snap′er]
any of various carnivorous marine fish of the family Lutjanidae found in tropical waters; they are often eaten by humans but sometimes contain ciguatoxin and can cause ciguatera.

snapper

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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.
Concerns have been raised about the level of harvest and sustainability of fishing for lutjanid populations in some regions (Kamukuru et al.
The relative size at maturity contrasts with Grimes's (1987) observations that shallow-water continental lutjanid populations like those of L.
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).