Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Lutjanidae > Lutjanus > Lutjanus apodus

Lutjanus apodus (Schooly; Schoolmaster snapper; Schoolmaster; Dogtooth snapper)

Synonyms: Bodianus albostriatus; Bodianus fasciatus; Bodianus striatus; Holocentrus albostriatum; Lutjanus acutirostris; Lutjanus caxi; Mesoprion canis; Mesoprion caxis; Mesoprion cynodon; Mesoprion flavescens; Mesoprion linea; Neomaneis apodus; Perca apoda; Sparus caxis
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Wikipedia Abstract

The schoolmaster snapper, Lutjanus apodus, is a colorful, subtropical fish found over coral reef areas along the coasts of Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean, though it can range northward along the Atlantic coast of the United States. Adults are 12-14 in (30-35 cm) long and weigh 1.0-2.0 lb (0.4-0.8 kg), though rare individuals can weigh 8 lb at 24 in long. It has a robust, slightly compressed body, with a pointed head. Its color varies from silvery to bronze.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
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    
Parque Marino Nacional Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano National Park II 129688 Mexico      
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Prey / Diet

Acantholobulus bermudensis (strongtooth mud crab)[1]
Actaea acantha (spinose rubble crab)[2]
Alpheus armatus (brown snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus armillatus (banded snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus cristulifrons (dotted snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus floridanus (sand snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus formosus (striped snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus heterochaelis (bigclaw snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus peasei (orangetail snapping shrimp)[1]
Atherinomorus stipes (Hardhead silversides)[1]
Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish)[1]
Bodianus rufus (Spanish hogfish)[2]
Calappa ocellata (ocellate box crab)[1]
Carpilius corallinus (batwing coral crab)[1]
Chromis cyanea (Blue chromis)[1]
Chromis multilineata (Yellow-edge chromis)[2]
Clepticus parrae (Sorrel chub)[1]
Coryrhynchus sidneyi (shortfinger neck crab)[1]
Cyclozodion angustum (nodose box crab)[1]
Decapterus punctatus (Summer stonebrass)[1]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[1]
Epialtus kingsleyi[1]
Epialtus longirostris[1]
Ericerodes gracilipes (unicorn neck crab)[1]
Fenestraria rhopalophylla (babies toes)[1]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[1]
Gnathophylloides mineri (squat urchin shrimp)[1]
Gramma loreto (Fairy basslet)[1]
Gramma melacara (Blackcap Basslet)[1]
Gymnothorax moringa (White-jawed moray eel)[2]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[1]
Hippolyte pleuracanthus (false zostera shrimp)[1]
Hippolyte zostericola (zostera shrimp)[1]
Hypoatherina harringtonensis (Slender silverside)[1]
Jenkinsia lamprotaenia (Sweethead fry)[1]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[1]
Microphrys antillensis (lobed decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys bicornutus (speck-claw decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys interruptus[1]
Mithraculus cinctimanus (banded clinging crab)[1]
Mithraculus ruber[1]
Mithraculus sculptus (green clinging crab)[2]
Mithrax aculeatus[1]
Mithrax hemphilli[1]
Mithrax holderi[1]
Mithrax spinosissimus (channel clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax verrucosus (paved clinging crab)[1]
Opistognathus aurifrons (Yellowhead jawfish)[1]
Pachycheles riisei (Riise porcelain crab)[1]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[1]
Paguristes cadenati (red reef hermit)[1]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[1]
Paguristes tortugae (bandeye hermit)[1]
Pagurus bonairensis[1]
Pagurus brevidactylus (Hermit crab)[1]
Palola paloloides[1]
Panopeus occidentalis (furrowed mud crab)[1]
Panulirus argus (Caribbean spiny lobster)[1]
Paraliomera dispar (black coral crab)[1]
Paraliomera longimana (longarm coral crab)[1]
Parapinnixa bouvieri[1]
Parapinnixa hendersoni[1]
Percnon gibbesi (nimble spray crab)[2]
Periclimenes americanus (American grass shrimp)[1]
Periclimenes longicaudatus (longtail grass shrimp)[1]
Periclimenes pedersoni (Pederson cleaner shrimp)[1]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[1]
Petrolisthes jugosus (redwhite porcelain crab)[1]
Pilumnus diomedeae[1]
Pilumnus gemmatus (tuberculate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus holosericus (roseate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus longleyi (studded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus reticulatus[1]
Pilumnus sayi (spineback hairy crab)[1]
Pitho aculeata (massive urn crab)[1]
Pitho lherminieri (broadback urn crab)[1]
Pitho quadridentata[1]
Pitho sexdentata[1]
Podochela riisei[1]
Scorpaena plumieri (Pacific spotted scorpionfish)[1]
Selar crumenophthalmus (Steenbrass)[1]
Sparisoma aurofrenatum (Black parrot)[2]
Stegastes fuscus (dusky damselfish)[2]
Stenopus hispidus (redbanded coral shrimp, 'opae-huna)[1]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[1]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus fritzmuelleri (speckled snapping shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus goodei[1]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus pandionis (turtlegrass snapping shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus townsendi (Townsend snapping shrimp)[1]
Tozeuma carolinense (arrow shrimp)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Antennarius multiocellatus (Longlure frogfish)1
Cephalopholis fulva (Yellowfish)1
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)1
Epinephelus adscensionis (Rockhind)2
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)4
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)1
Holocentrus adscensionis (Squirrelfish)1
Holocentrus rufus (Wrenchman)1
Labrus bergylta (Ballan wrasse)1
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)1
Mycteroperca interstitialis (Yellowmouth grouper)1
Mycteroperca venenosa (Yellow-finned grouper)1
Myrichthys breviceps (Sharptail eel)1
Ocyurus chrysurus (Yellowtail snapper)1
Rypticus saponaceus (Three-spined soapfish)1


Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[1]


Parasitized by 
Apocreadium foliatum <Unverified Name>[3]
Euryhaliotrema fastigatum[3]
Euryhaliotrema paracanthi[3]
Euryhaliotrema tubocirrus[3]
Haliotrema gracilihamus[1]
Haliotrema heteracantha[1]
Hamacreadium mutabile[3]
Helicometrina nimia[3]
Homalometron foliatum[3]
Lecithochirium microcercus[3]
Lepidapedoides truncatum <Unverified Name>[3]
Lepidapedon holocentri <Unverified Name>[3]
Leurodera decora[3]
Metadena adglobosa[3]
Metadena globosa[3]
Neobenedenia melleni[3]
Pinguitrema lobata <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Florida Aquarium
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Rotterdam Zoo


Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Côte d'Ivoire; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Equatorial Guinea; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guinea Current; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Laguna de Términos; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Panama; 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 (Ref. 26938) to Trinidad and northern Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Côte d'Ivoire to Equatorial Guinea (Ref. 10795).;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit 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.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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