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Taxonomy Name Lutjanus quinquelineatus
Class Osteichthyes
Genus Lutjanus
Family Lutjanidae
DOF Valid Name Kunyit lima garis
Common Name Blue-banded snapper, Snapper
Fish Base Name Five-lined snapper
Local Name Jenahak, Kunyit, Mentimun, Merah, Remong, Tanda, Tanda jalur, Tanda-tanda, Timun-timun
Original author Lutjanus quinquelineatus
Body Color Generally bright yellow, including fins, with a series of blue stripes on the side. A round black spot, about the size of the eye or larger, is below the anterior most soft dorsal rays, touching the lateral line but mostly above it
Spesific Description Body oblong and compressed. Dorsal profile convex., ventral profile flat up to base of anal fin. Snout obtuse and nearly equal to eye diameter. Large, terminal and slightly protractile mouth with thick lips. Long villiform teeth in both jaws with canine teeth in anterior part of jaw. Preoperculum denticulated with a deep concavity or notch at lower part, interopercular knob long and fitting into it. Operculum with pointed flap. Pectoral fin falcate nearly reaching the lateral line. Spinious dorsal higher than soft dorsal. There are 5 blue longitudinal stripes, 4 orginating from behind the eye and another originating from cheek below eye. A dark round blotch as big as eye below dorsal fin base where spines and soft rays meet and just above lateral line. Lower portion of the dark blotch meets the lateral line. Dorsal fin with black margin . Other fins yellowish. Dept range 2-40 m

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