Our site is currently being updated and pages are changing regularly. We thank you for your patience during this transition and hope that you find our new site easy to use.

Bigeye seaperch

  • Photo of a bigeye seaperch
    Photo of a bigeye seaperch
Scientific name

Lutjanus lutjanus

Description
  • similar to the brownstripe seaperch but the space between the eye and upper jaw is smaller
  • dominant yellow band from eye to tail
  • oblique stripes above lateral line, horizontal ones below main band
Family name Lutjanidae (tropical snappers and sea perches)
Family description
  • most tropical snappers and seaperches are easy to identify by their adult colouration
  • most have strong spinous dorsal fins and a more-or-less continuous dorsal fin which may be slightly notched between the spinous and soft parts
  • they are carnivores and typically feed at night
  • some species are known ciguatoxin carriers
  • mangrove jack (Lutjanus argentimaculatus) and large scale sea perch (fingermark) (Lutjanus johnii) are not considered coral reef fish under the fishery plan
  • jobfishes are a subset of this family and include all species of the genera Aphareus, Aprion, Etelis, Parapristipomoides and Pristipomoides
  • representative species have been illustrated in this guide but there are more species you may catch. Please check current rules and regulations for specific size and in-possession limits
Size and possession limits
  • minimum size 25 cm
  • possession limit of 5
  • in addition, total possession limit of 20 for all Coral Reef Fin Fish

Further information