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Hussar - Brown

Hussar - Brown
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Also known as:

Hussar

Brown stripe seaperch

Broad band seaperch

Brown stripe snapper

One-band seaperch

Striped seaperch

Common Group Name:

Tropical Snappers

Family Name:

Lutjanidae

Genus Name:

Lutjanus

Species Name:

Lutjanus vitta


Dispatch Method:

Beware of the sharp teeth of hussar when handling them. They should be killed humanely by iki jime or a firm knock to the head before placing them in an ice slurry after bleeding.


Fish Description:

  • The brown hussar has a brown to khaki coloured band running from the snout to the tail.
  • The closely related Pink Hussar (Lutjanus adetii) looks similar but is pink in colour with a yellow band from snout to tail. Both species have similar brain locations.
  • Brown hussar are slow growing, maturing at 2-3 years old at between 15 and 20 cm long. They have been aged up to 12 years old.

Fish Distribution:

  • These fish inhabit coral reefs throughout the Indo-west Pacific region.

Fish Size Common Length:

20-35 cm, maximum size around 40 cm.