Marine Wildlife Encyclopedia
Common Bluestripe Snapper Lutjanus kasmira
Divers often see large shoals of common bluestripe snapper around coral and rock outcrops during the day. Their streamlined bodies mean that common bluestripe snapper can swim fast when they disperse at night to feed on smaller fish and bottom-dwelling crustaceans. They have a single long dorsal fin, which, like all their fins, is bright yellow. The common bluestripe snapper and many other similar species are important commercial fish. Their beautiful colors also make them popular specimens among aquarium-fish enthusiasts.