Lipocheilus carnolabrum

Tang's snapper LIR
Characteristic features:

Body yellow becoming silvery below; head and lips brownish yellow. Juveniles frequently with 5 yellow-brown vertical bars.


Up to 60 cm TL.


Indo-West Pacific, in tropical waters.


Rocky bottoms, from 90 to 340 m depth.


Feeds primarily on fishes and larger invertebrates. Little is known about the biology and ecology of this species.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught mainly with bottom longlines and deep handlines.

Similar species:

A distinct species, clearly separable from other Lutjanid species by its upper lip with a medial fleshy protrusion and strong dorsal- and anal-fin spines.

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