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 16 or 17 rays of the pectoral fins are longer than the distance from longest point of the snout to tail edge of preopercle, reaching the level of anus.

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Moderate vulnerability 35 of Retrieved from ” https: Large schools are often noticed by divers over shallow wrecks and certain coral apoduw, and this behavior inspired the common name. Invariably, b is close to 3. Schoolmaster snapper Conservation status.

The fin and tail is apoduus yellow, yellow green, or pale orange, and the snout contains blue stripes. The schoolmaster snapper is found in coastal areas of Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Wikispecies has information related to Lutjanus apodus.

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Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 2 – 63 m Ref. It has a robust, slightly compressed body, with a pointed head.


One of the upper aporus of canine teeth notably enlarged, visible when mouth is close. There are 40 to 45, usually 42 to 44, tubed scales in the lateral line.

Entered by Luna, Susan M. Like other snapper species, it is a popular food fish. Considered a good food fish, it is marketed fresh or frozen Ref.

Human uses

Schoolmaster snapper, along with other snapper species, are sought by both recreational and commercial fishermen. Juveniles are encountered over sand bottoms with or without seagrass Thalassiaand over muddy bottoms of lagoons or mangrove areas.

This page was last edited on 14 Octoberat Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lutjanus apodus. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. Sometimes form resting aggregations during the day.

Juveniles stay over sand bottoms with or without seagrasses, and over muddy bottoms of lagoons or mangrove areas. South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.

Cuvier, Mesoprion linea G. As fish grow longer, they increase in weight, but the relationship is not linear. Fins and tails are yellow and the snout contains blue stripes. Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. Adults occur in shallow, clear, warm, coastal waters over coral reefs. The young tend to be in littoral shore areas, grass plains and from time to time enter briny waters.


Most mature schoolmaster snapper average a pound 0. They spawn during April—June off Cuba. Cuvier, Mesoprion flavescens G. Preopercular notch and knob weak. The groups of juveniles in shallow coastal waters, as they grow, move into deeper and deeper water.

While jigs make for the best artificial bait, artificials are rarely used and rarely successful. The head is large, and lutjajus long as the body is thick; the representation is straight from snout to the backside, and regularly curved to the large, unforked tail.

The schoolmaster snapper Lutjanus apodus is a colorful, subtropical fish found over coral reef areas along the coasts of Floridathe Bahamasand the Caribbeanthough it can range northward along the Atlantic coast of the United States.

Olive gray to brownish on upper back and sides, with eight narrow, pale vertical bars which may be faint or absent in large adults.

The lower sides and belly are lighter; there is no dark lateral spot below the anterior part of soft dorsal fin.