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Lutjanus argentiventris (yellowtail snapper; Yellow snapper; Amarillo snapper)

Synonyms: Mesoprion argentiventris; Serranus lamprurus
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alto Golfo de California y Delta del Rio Colorado Biosphere Reserve VI 2320468 Sonora, Mexico  
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Corcovado National Park 115845 Costa Rica  
Maya Multiple Use Area 1156412 Guatemala  

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Abudefduf troschelii (Pacific sergeant major)[1]
Aluterus scriptus (unicornfish)[2]
Cantherhines dumerilii (Barred filefish)[2]
Chaetodon humeralis (muneca)[2]
Diodon holocanthus (Ajargo)[2]
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)[2]
Dosidicus gigas (jumbo squid)[1]
Harengula thrissina (Pacific flatiron herring)[1]
Holacanthus passer (whitestripe angelfish)[2]
Johnrandallia nigrirostris (Black-nosed butterflyfish)[2]
Pomacanthus zonipectus (Cortez angelfish)[2]
Porichthys margaritatus (Pearlspot midshipman)[1]
Portunus xantusii (Xantus swimming crab)[1]
Pseudobalistes naufragium (Stone triggerfish)[2]
Scarus perrico (perrico)[2]
Scarus rubroviolaceus (Redlipped parrot)[2]
Stegastes acapulcoensis (Acapulco major)[2]
Stegastes leucorus (Whitetail major)[1]
Sufflamen verres (brown triggerfish)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Arctocephalus philippii (Juan Fernández Fur Seal)1
Arctocephalus townsendi (Guadalupe Fur Seal)1
Bodianus diplotaenia (Pacific hogfish)13
Caranx caballus (Green jack)1
Carcharhinus melanopterus (Shark)1
Cephalopholis panamensis (Panama graysby)13
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)2
Epinephelus labriformis (lateralband grouper)13
Galeocerdo cuvier (Tiger-shark)1
Gymnothorax castaneus (Panamic green moray)13
Gymnothorax dovii (Speckled moray)13
Istiophorus platypterus (Atlantic sailfish)1
Kajikia audax (Stripey)1
Lagenorhynchus obscurus (Dusky Dolphin)1
Lutjanus novemfasciatus (black snapper)13
Lutjanus viridis (Blue-and-gold snapper)13
Makaira mazara (black spearfish)1
Merluccius gayi peruanus (Hake)1
Novaculichthys taeniourus (clown wrasse)13
Occidentarius platypogon (Cominate sea catfish)1
Paralabrax maculatofasciatus (Spotted sand bass)1
Physeter macrocephalus (Sperm Whale)1
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)1
Thalassoma grammaticum (Sunset wrasse)13
Zapteryx exasperata (Striped guitarfish)2

Predators

Acanthocybium solandri (Wahoo fish)[2]
Carcharhinus leucas (Zambezi shark)[2]
Mycteroperca xenarcha (Broomtail grouper)[2]
Sphyraena ensis (vicuda)[2]
Triaenodon obesus (whitelip reef shark)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Helicometrina nimia[3]
Macrovalvitrema sinaloense[3]
Microcotyloides incisa[3]
Pterinotrematoides mexicanum[3]

Distribution

California Current; Cocos I. Costa Rica; Colombia; Costa Rica; Eastern Pacific: southern California to Peru, rare north of Baja California, Mexico; also at the Cocos and Galapagos islands.; Ecuador; El Salvador; Galapagos Islands; Guatemala; Honduras; Laguna del Mar Muerto; Mexico; Nicaragua; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Southeast; Panama; Peru; Peru-Galapagos Waters; USA (contiguous states);

Photos

Citations

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1Food habits of the yellow snapper Lutjanus argentiventris (Peters, 1869) (Percoidei: Lutjanidae) in La Paz Bay, Mexico, Rosa I. Vázquez, Jesús Rodríguez, Leonardo A. Abitia and Felipe Galván, Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía 43(2): 295-302, agosto de 2008
2Food-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)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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