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Lutjanus campechanus (Red snapper; Pensacola red snapper; Northern red snapper; Mutton snapper; Mexican red snapper; Carribbean red snapper; Bream)

Synonyms: Lutjanus blackfordii; Lutjanus campechianus; Mesoprion campechanus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The northern red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, is a species of snapper native to the western Atlantic Ocean including the Gulf of Mexico, where it inhabits environments associated with reefs. This species is commercially important and is also sought-after as a game fish.
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Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  27.65 lbs (12.54 kg)
Maximum Longevity [2]  57 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Dzilam de Bravo Wetland Reserve 149170 Yucatan, Mexico    
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Padre Island National Seashore II 42068 Texas, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Reserva Estatal del Palmar Reserve 122954 Mexico    
Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve VI 149920 Mexico    

Prey / Diet

Acetes americanus (aviu shrimp)[3]
Albunea paretii (beach mole crab)[3]
Alpheus cristulifrons (dotted snapping shrimp)[3]
Americamysis bigelowi[3]
Amphiodia pulchella[3]
Anchoa hepsetus (Broad-striped anchovy)[4]
Aplysia fasciata (mottled sea hare)[3]
Apogon maculatus (Spotted cardinalfish)[3]
Astrapogon alutus (Pensacola cardinalfish)[3]
Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish)[3]
Baldwinella vivanus (Red barbier)[3]
Bregmaceros cantori (Striped codlet)[3]
Callinectes sapidus (blue crab)[3]
Callinectes similis (lesser blue crab)[3]
Caprella penantis[3]
Centropristis philadelphica (Sea bass)[3]
Chaetodon sedentarius (School mistress)[3]
Cosmocampus albirostris (Whitenose pipefish)[3]
Ctenodrilus serratus[3]
Cynoscion nothus (Silver weakfish)[3]
Decapterus punctatus (Summer stonebrass)[3]
Diplectrum formosum (Squirrelfish)[4]
Doryteuthis pleii (arrow squid)[3]
Echiophis intertinctus (Spotted spoon-nose eel)[3]
Echiophis punctifer (Stippled spoon-nose eel)[3]
Farfantepenaeus aztecus (brown shrimp)[3]
Farfantepenaeus duorarum (pink shrimp)[3]
Gibbesia neglecta[3]
Gymnothorax ocellatus (Blackedge moray)[3]
Haemulon album (Yellow grunt)[3]
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)[4]
Halichoeres bivittatus (Slippery dick)[3]
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)[3]
Holocentrus adscensionis (Squirrelfish)[3]
Hoplunnis macrura (Silver conger)[3]
Lachnolaimus maximus (Hogftsh)[3]
Lagodon rhomboides (Salt-water bream)[3]
Larus fuscus (Lesser Black-backed Gull)[3]
Lepophidium brevibarbe (Shortbeard cusk-eel)[3]
Litopenaeus setiferus (white shrimp)[3]
Lolliguncula brevis (Atlantic brief squid)[3]
Lutjanus campechanus (Red snapper)[3]
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)[3]
Lysiosquilla scabricauda (Scaly-tailed mantis shrimp)[3]
Menidia beryllina (Waxen silverside)[3]
Mugil cephalus (gray mullet)[3]
Mullus auratus (Goatfish)[3]
Myrophis punctatus (Speckled worm eel)[3]
Nomeus gronovii (Shepherd fish)[3]
Octopus briareus (Caribbean reef octopus)[3]
Octopus vulgaris (common octopus)[3]
Opistognathus lonchurus (Moustache jawfish)[3]
Otophidium omostigma (Polka-dot cusk-eel)[3]
Pagrus pagrus (Red porgy)[3]
Paranthias furcifer (Sea bass)[3]
Parexocoetus mento (African flyingfish)[3]
Paroncheilus affinis (Longtooth cardinalfish)[3]
Pegea confoederata[3]
Peprilus burti (Butterfish)[3]
Peprilus paru (northern harvestfish)[3]
Peprilus triacanthus (Sheephead)[3]
Petrochirus diogenes (giant hermit)[3]
Platylambrus serratus (sawtooth elbow crab)[3]
Porichthys plectrodon (Atlantic Midshipman)[3]
Portunus gibbesii (iridescent swimming crab)[3]
Priacanthus arenatus (Atlantic bigeye)[3]
Prionoplax atlantica[3]
Prionotus scitulus (Leopard searobin)[3]
Prionotus stearnsi (Shortwing searobin)[3]
Pseudupeneus maculatus (Spotted goat-fish)[3]
Ptereleotris helenae (Hovering goby)[3]
Rhomboplites aurorubens (Vermillion snapper)[3]
Rimapenaeus constrictus (roughneck shrimp)[3]
Rimapenaeus similis (roughback shrimp)[3]
Saurida brasiliensis (Brazilian lizardfish)[4]
Scorpaena russula (Reddish scorpionfish)[3]
Selene setapinnis (Sunfish)[3]
Sepioteuthis sepioidea (Caribbean reef squid)[3]
Serraniculus pumilio (Pygmy sea bass)[3]
Sicyonia dorsalis (lesser rock shrimp)[3]
Sinum perspectivum (white baby ear)[3]
Squilla empusa[3]
Stenotomus caprinus (Longspine porgy)[3]
Syacium gunteri (Shoal Flounder)[3]
Syacium papillosum (Dusky flounder)[3]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[3]
Synodus foetens (Soapfish)[3]
Synodus intermedius (Sand diver)[3]
Tonna galea (giant tun)[3]
Trachurus lathami (Rough scad)[3]
Trachurus trachurus (Scad)[3]
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)[3]
Triplofusus giganteus (horse conch)[3]
Urophycis floridana (Southern hake)[3]
Xyrichtys novacula (Pearly razorfish)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish)1
Caranx ruber (Bar jack)1
Carcharhinus plumbeus (Thickskin shark)1
Centropristis striata (Sea bass)1
Cynoscion arenarius (Sand seatrout)1
Cynoscion nothus (Silver weakfish)1
Gymnothorax moringa (White-jawed moray eel)1
Leiostomus xanthurus (Spot croaker)1
Lutjanus analis (Virgin snapper)1
Lutjanus cyanopterus (Guasinuco)1
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)1
Menticirrhus americanus (Woundhead)1
Ophichthus ophis (Spotted snake eel)1
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)1
Raja miraletus (Brown ray)1
Rhinoptera bonasus (Skeete)1
Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (Atlantic sharp-nosed shark)2
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)1
Scomberomorus maculatus (Spanish mackerel)1
Seriola dumerili (Yellow tail)1
Synodus foetens (Soapfish)3
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)1

Predators

Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[3]
Lutjanus campechanus (Red snapper)[3]
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Benedenia lutjani[3]
Benedenia rohdei[3]
Callitetrarhynchus gracilis[5]
Elaphrobates euzeti[5]
Euryhaliotrema chrysotaeniae[3]
Hamacreadium mutabile[5]
Hysterothylacium fortalezae <Unverified Name>[5]
Lobosorchis tibaldiae[3]
Otobothrium cysticum[5]

Distribution

Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Caribbean Sea; Cuba; Gulf of Mexico; Laguna de Términos; Mexico; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trinidad and Tobago; USA (contiguous states); Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico and eastern coast of the USA extending northward to Massachusetts, coasts of Florida (Ref. 26938), but rare north of the Carolinas. Throughout Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 26938). This species has been referred to as <i>Lutjanu; Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico and eastern coast of the USA extending northward to Massachusetts, coasts of Florida (Ref. 26938), but rare north of the Carolinas. Throughout Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 26938). This species has been referred to as <i>Lutjanus aya</i> by previous authors, but Rivas (Ref. 6409) proved that <i>Bodianus aya</i> Bloch, 1790 is not a lutjanid, but probably a sciaenid.;

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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 red snapper Lutjanus campechanus in the northern Gulf of Mexico, R. J. David Wells, James H. Cowan Jr., Brian Fry, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 361: 213–225, 2008 5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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