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Also known as:

Blue-striped sea perch

Blue-banded Hussar

Blue-banded sea perch

Bluebanded snapper

Blueline snapper

Blue-lined sea perch

Common bluestripe snapper

Four-lined snapper

Common Group Name:

Tropical Snappers

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Species Name:

Lutjanus kasmira

Dispatch Method:

The eating qualities of bluestriped snapper are greatly improved when they are killed humanely by iki jime or a firm knock to the head before placing them in an ice slurry after bleeding.

Fish Description:

  • Blue striped snapper are small but colourful tropical snappers with a bright yellow body with four narrow longitudinal blue stripes along the flanks.
  • The belly is silvery-white with numerous faint longitudinal greyish stripes, while the fins are bright yellow.

Fish Distribution:

  • Bluestriped snapper occur widely thoughout the warm tropical regions of the Indo-Pacific, from South Africa to the Marquesas and the Line Islands in the central Pacific.
  • Adult fish inhabit coral reef lagoons and outer reef slopes in depths of up to 250 meters. Large schools are often observed around coral outcrops or in caves during the day.
  • Juveniles may occur around seagrass beds and mangroves as well as around patch reefs.
  • This species feeds mainly on small fishes and crustaceans.

Fish Size Common Length:

Commonly 20-25 cm, maximum size around 40 cm.