Whipper snapper (Lutjanus jordani)

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School of whipper snapper on reef
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • The whipper snapper is endemic to the Eastern Pacific
  • A carnivorous fish, the whipper snapper feeds on invertebrates and other fish
  • The whipper snapper grows to a maximum length of about 55 cm
  • The whipper snapper is a schooling species and can be found in large numbers
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Whipper snapper description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderPerciformes
FamilyLutjanidae
GenusLutjanus (1)

Information on the whipper snapper (Lutjanus jordani) is being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Red snapper, Rufous snapper.
French
Vivaneau huachinango.
Spanish
Huachinango, Pargo colmillón, Pargo colorado, Pargo de Jordan, Pargo de seda, Pargo rojo, Pargo seda, Parvo rojo, Saltador, Saltona.
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Whipper snapper status

The whipper snapper is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (June, 2012)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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School of whipper snapper on reef  
School of whipper snapper on reef

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