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Lutjanus analis (Virgin snapper; Snapper; Mutton snapper; Mutton fish)

Synonyms: Mesoprion analis; Mesoprion isodon; Mesoprion rosaceus; Mesoprion sobra
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Wikipedia Abstract

The mutton snapper, Lutjanus analis, is a species of snapper native to the Atlantic coastal waters of the Americas from Massachusetts to southern Brazil, including the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. They are particularly common in the Caribbean. They inhabit reef environments, with adults found in areas with rock or coral, while juveniles occur in sandy habitats with plentiful weed growth.
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Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  18.92 lbs (8.58 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  5 years 6 months
Maximum Longevity [2]  29 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Abrolhos Marine National Park 225607 Bahia, Brazil      
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Ciénaga de Zapata National Park 1606900 Cuba  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc National Park II 21428 Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  

Prey / Diet

Acantholobulus bermudensis (strongtooth mud crab)[3]
Acantholobulus schmitti[4]
Acanthurus bahianus (Shitty trooper)[5]
Acanthurus chirurgus (Doctorfish)[3]
Acanthurus coeruleus (Yellow doctorfish)[3]
Alpheus armatus (brown snapping shrimp)[3]
Alpheus armillatus (banded snapping shrimp)[3]
Alpheus cristulifrons (dotted snapping shrimp)[3]
Alpheus floridanus (sand snapping shrimp)[3]
Alpheus formosus (striped snapping shrimp)[3]
Alpheus heterochaelis (bigclaw snapping shrimp)[3]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[3]
Alpheus peasei (orangetail snapping shrimp)[3]
Aluterus schoepfii (Tobaccofish)[3]
Aplysia parvula (pygmy seahare)[3]
Apogon maculatus (Spotted cardinalfish)[3]
Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish)[3]
Calappa gallus (rough box crab)[5]
Calappa ocellata (ocellate box crab)[3]
Calcinus tibicen (orangeclaw hermit)[3]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[3]
Carpilius corallinus (batwing coral crab)[3]
Cassis tuberosa (Caribbean helmet)[3]
Charonia variegata (Triton's trumpet)[3]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[3]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[3]
Coryrhynchus sidneyi (shortfinger neck crab)[3]
Cronius ruber (blackpoint sculling crab)[4]
Cyclozodion angustum (nodose box crab)[3]
Cymatium femorale (angular triton)[3]
Cyphoma gibbosum (flamingo tongue)[3]
Cyphoma mcgintyi (McGinty's cyphoma)[3]
Cyphoma signatum (fingerprint cyphoma)[3]
Cypraecassis testiculus (reticulate cowrie-helmet)[3]
Dermomurex pauperculus (beggar aspella)[3]
Diodon holocanthus (Ajargo)[3]
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)[3]
Diodora dysoni (Dyson's keyhole limpet)[3]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[3]
Eoacmaea pustulata (spotted limpet)[3]
Epialtus kingsleyi[3]
Epialtus longirostris[3]
Ericerodes gracilipes (unicorn neck crab)[3]
Erosaria spurca (Dirty Cowry)[3]
Eulithidium thalassicola (turtlegrass pheasant)[3]
Eurypanopeus abbreviatus (lobate mud crab)[4]
Fasciolaria tulipa (true tulip)[5]
Fistularia tabacaria (Bluespotted Cornetfish)[5]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[3]
Gnathophylloides mineri (squat urchin shrimp)[3]
Haemulon album (Yellow grunt)[3]
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)[5]
Haemulon flavolineatum (Yellow grunt)[3]
Halichoeres garnoti (Yellowhead wrasse)[5]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[3]
Hippolyte pleuracanthus (false zostera shrimp)[3]
Hippolyte zostericola (zostera shrimp)[3]
Holocentrus adscensionis (Squirrelfish)[5]
Kyphosus incisor (Yellow sea chub)[3]
Kyphosus sectatrix (Rudderfish)[3]
Lithopoma caelatum (carved starsnail)[3]
Lithopoma tectum (West Indian starsnail)[3]
Lithopoma tuber (green starsnail)[3]
Lobatus costatus (milk conch)[3]
Lobatus gallus (roostertail conch)[3]
Lobatus gigas (pink or queen conch)[6]
Luria cinerea (atlantic gray cowrie)[3]
Macrocypraea zebra (measled cowrie)[3]
Malacanthus plumieri (Whiting)[5]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[3]
Microphrys antillensis (lobed decorator crab)[3]
Microphrys bicornutus (speck-claw decorator crab)[3]
Microphrys interruptus[3]
Mithraculus cinctimanus (banded clinging crab)[3]
Mithraculus forceps (red-ridged clinging crab)[4]
Mithraculus ruber[3]
Mithraculus sculptus (green clinging crab)[3]
Mithrax aculeatus[3]
Mithrax hemphilli[3]
Mithrax holderi[3]
Mithrax spinosissimus (channel clinging crab)[3]
Mithrax verrucosus (paved clinging crab)[3]
Modulus modulus (buttonsnail)[3]
Monacanthus ciliatus (Leather-fish)[3]
Monolene maculipinna (Pacific deepwater)[3]
Monoplex nicobaricus (goldmouth triton)[3]
Monoplex pilearis (hairy triton)[3]
Octopus vulgaris (common octopus)[3]
Ophichthus cylindroideus (Tentacle-nose eel)[4]
Pachycheles riisei (Riise porcelain crab)[3]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[3]
Paguristes cadenati (red reef hermit)[3]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[3]
Paguristes tortugae (bandeye hermit)[3]
Pagurus bonairensis[3]
Pagurus brevidactylus (Hermit crab)[3]
Panopeus occidentalis (furrowed mud crab)[3]
Panulirus argus (Caribbean spiny lobster)[5]
Paraliomera dispar (black coral crab)[3]
Paraliomera longimana (longarm coral crab)[3]
Parapinnixa bouvieri[3]
Parapinnixa hendersoni[3]
Pauleo jubatus[3]
Periclimenes americanus (American grass shrimp)[3]
Periclimenes longicaudatus (longtail grass shrimp)[3]
Periclimenes pedersoni (Pederson cleaner shrimp)[3]
Petrochirus diogenes (giant hermit)[3]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[3]
Petrolisthes jugosus (redwhite porcelain crab)[3]
Phyllonotus pomum (apple murex)[5]
Pilumnus dasypodus (shortspine hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus diomedeae[3]
Pilumnus gemmatus (tuberculate hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus holosericus (roseate hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus longleyi (studded hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[3]
Pilumnus reticulatus[3]
Pilumnus sayi (spineback hairy crab)[3]
Pisania pusio (miniature trumpet triton)[3]
Pitho aculeata (massive urn crab)[3]
Pitho lherminieri (broadback urn crab)[3]
Pitho quadridentata[3]
Pitho sexdentata[3]
Podochela riisei[3]
Pseudupeneus maculatus (Spotted goat-fish)[3]
Ranilia muricata (muricate frog crab)[5]
Scarus coelestinus (Midnight Parrotfish)[3]
Scarus guacamaia (Blue rainbow)[3]
Scarus iseri (Striped parrotfish)[3]
Scarus vetula (Blownose)[3]
Scorpaena plumieri (Pacific spotted scorpionfish)[5]
Sinum perspectivum (white baby ear)[3]
Smaragdia viridis (emerald nerite)[3]
Sparisoma aurofrenatum (Black parrot)[3]
Sparisoma chrysopterum (Redtail parrotfish)[3]
Sparisoma radians (Sleep on grass)[3]
Sparisoma rubripinne (Yellowtail parrotfish)[3]
Sparisoma viride (Stoplight parrotfish)[3]
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)[5]
Stenopus hispidus (redbanded coral shrimp, 'opae-huna)[3]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[3]
Stephanolepis setifer (Speckled filefish)[5]
Stylocheilus longicauda (blue-ring seahare)[3]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[3]
Synalpheus fritzmuelleri (speckled snapping shrimp)[3]
Synalpheus goodei[3]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[3]
Synalpheus pandionis (turtlegrass snapping shrimp)[3]
Synalpheus townsendi (Townsend snapping shrimp)[3]
Tegula lividomaculata (West Indian tegula)[3]
Tetraxanthus rathbunae (inflated mud crab)[4]
Tozeuma carolinense (arrow shrimp)[3]
Tritonia bayeri[3]
Tritoniopsis frydis[3]
Turbo castanea (chestnut turban)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aetobatus narinari (White-spotted eagle ray)1
Albula vulpes (Bonefish)1
Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish)1
Balistes vetula (Turbot)1
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead)1
Caulolatilus microps (Grey tilefish)1
Cephalopholis cruentata (Grouper)1
Dasyatis americana (Kit)1
Dasyatis say (Say's stingray)1
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)3
Epinephelus guttatus (Rockhind)2
Epinephelus marginatus (Yellowbelly rockcod)1
Epinephelus quinquefasciatus (Spotted jewfish)1
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)3
Equetus punctatus (Spotted ribbonfish)1
Fistularia tabacaria (Bluespotted Cornetfish)1
Galeocerdo cuvier (Tiger-shark)1
Gymnothorax moringa (White-jawed moray eel)1
Haemulon plumierii (White snapper)1
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)1
Holocentrus adscensionis (Squirrelfish)1
Holocentrus rufus (Wrenchman)1
Lachnolaimus maximus (Hogftsh)1
Lutjanus campechanus (Red snapper)1
Lutjanus cyanopterus (Guasinuco)1
Lutjanus griseus (Snapper)1
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)3
Mycteroperca bonaci (Rockfish)1
Mycteroperca tigris (Tiger rockfish)1
Mycteroperca venenosa (Yellow-finned grouper)1
Myliobatis freminvillei (Blue-nosed ray)1
Ocyurus chrysurus (Yellowtail snapper)1
Ophichthus ophis (Spotted snake eel)1
Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (Atlantic sharp-nosed shark)1
Seriola dumerili (Yellow tail)1
Sphyraena barracuda (Striped seapike)1
Synodus foetens (Soapfish)1
Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano)1

Predators

Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Euryhaliotrema tubocirrus[7]
Haliotrema longihamus[3]
Haliotrema magnigastrohamus[3]
Hamacreadium mutabile[7]
Helicometrina nimia[3]
Homalometron foliatum[3]
Ichthyascaris lutjani <Unverified Name>[7]
Lecithochirium microcercus[3]
Leurodera decora[3]
Metadena adglobosa[3]
Metadena globosa[3]
Microcotyloides incisa[3]
Neobenedenia melleni[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Florida Aquarium
Rotterdam Zoo

Distribution

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Laguna de Términos; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA and Bermuda (Anderson, pers. comm.) to southeastern Brazil, including the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 9626). Most abundant around the Antilles, the Bahamas and off southern Florida.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Feeding ecology of Lutjanus analis (Teleostei: Lutjanidae) from Abrolhos Bank, Eastern Brazil, Matheus Oliveira Freitas, Vinícius Abilhoa and Gisleine Hoffmann da Costa e Silva, Neotropical Ichthyology, 9(2):411-418, 2011
5Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
6Queen Conch Predators: Not a Roadblock to Mariculture, Darryl E. Jory and Edwin S. Iversen, Proc. Gulf Caribb. Fish. Inst. 35:108-111. (1983)
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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