Schoolmaster

Schoolmaster
Schoolmaster
Lutjanidae (Snappers)
Lutjanus apodus
0 to 100+ ft
The head and body are pale and often tinged with yellow. All of the fins are bright yellow. A number of bars (at least 7) may be visible on the body, especially in younger individuals. A dark diagonal line through the eye is often present. The schoolmaster lacks the body spot below the rear dorsal fin that is seen in some other species of snappers. This fish grows to a length of 2 feet (60 cm). The schoolmaster is common throughout Caribbean, becoming abundant in many reas, inclduing the Cayman Islands. It inhabits coral reefs, particularly those with stands of elkhorn coral. Small to medium sized groups will drift above the reef. Juveniles prefer shallow bays, inlets and mangrove lagoons.

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