Five-lined snapper


  • Usually occurs singly but may form small groups.
  • Can live to at least 31 years old in wild.


  • Body yellow with 5 horizontal blue stripes. The similar looking Common
  • bluestripe snapper only has 4 horizontal blue stripes.
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  • May have a black blotch on rear back.

Common Name: Five-lined snapper

Family Common Name: Snappers

Scientific Name: Lutjanus quinquelineatus___(Bloch, 1790)

Genus: Lutjanus

Maximum Length: 38 cm (Total Length)