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Lutjanus viridis (Blue-and-gold snapper; Blue and gold snapper)

Synonyms: Diacope viridis
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Wikipedia Abstract

The blue-and-gold snapper, Lutjanus viridis, is a species of snapper native to the eastern Pacific Ocean along the coast from Mexico to Ecuador and around offshore islands, including Malpelo, Galapagos, Las Tres Marías (Panama) and Revillagigedo islands., where they tend to be particularly abundant. They usually can be found in large schools around both rocky and coral reefs at depths from 3 to 30 m (9.8 to 98.4 ft), though usually between 9 and 15 m (30 and 49 ft). This species can reach a length of 30 cm (12 in). They are important to local subsistence fisheries.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  


Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Acanthocybium solandri (Wahoo fish)[1]
Carcharhinus leucas (Zambezi shark)[1]
Mycteroperca xenarcha (Broomtail grouper)[1]
Sphyraena ensis (vicuda)[1]
Triaenodon obesus (whitelip reef shark)[1]


Parasitized by 
Hamacreadium mutabile[2]
Opecoelus mexicanus[2]

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs: Panamá and Galápagos Islands, Peter W. Glynn, Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs, eds. Tim R. McClanahan & George M. Branch, p. 185-208 (2008)
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0