Pargo Rojo (Lutjanus Colorado)

Pargo Rojo (Lutjanus Colorado)

Lutjanus colorado  Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Colorado snapper


Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae (Snappers) > Lutjaninae
Etymology: Lutjanus: Malay, ikan lutjan, name of a fish.   More on author: Jordan, Gilbert.

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino; salobre asociado a arrecife; rango de profundidad 1 – 70 m (Ref. 9313).   Subtropical; 36°N – 4°N, 90°W – 77°W (Ref. 55)

Distribución Países | Áreas FAO | Ecosistemas | Ocurrencias, apariciones | Point map | Introducciones | Faunafri

Eastern Pacific: southern California, USA to Panama; rare north of Baja California, Mexico. There are unsubstantiated reports of this species from localities as far south as northern Peru.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? – ? cm
Max length : 91.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 2850); peso máximo publicado: 9.3 kg (Ref. 40637)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 10; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 13-14; Espinas anales 3; Radios blandos anales: 7 – 8. Preopercular notch and knob weak. Body and fins mostly red; sometimes with a blue streak under the eye. Young specimens are barred.

Biología     Glosario

(por ej. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit inshore reef areas over hard bottoms. Generally solitary (Ref. 9313). Juveniles are sometimes encountered in shallow coastal waters and estuaries (Ref. 9313). Carnivorous, feed on invertebrates and fishes (Ref. 9313). Marketed fresh or frozen (Ref. 9313).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador | Colaboradores

Allen, G.R., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 6. Snappers of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(6):208 p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 55)

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