Lutjanus cyanopterus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Lutjanus cyanopterus
Species Authority: (Cuvier, 1828)
Common Name/s:
English Canteen Snapper, Cuban Snapper, Cubera Snapper, Gray Snapper, Guasinuco
French Vivaneau Cubéra
Spanish Cubera, Cubereta, Guasinuco, Pargo, Pargo Caballo, Pargo Cubera
Lutjanus cianopterus (Cuvier, 1828)
Lutjanus cubera Poey, 1871
Lutjanus cynodon Poey, 1868
Mesoprion cyanopterus Cuvier, 1828
Mesoprion pargus Cuvier, 1828

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2d ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor/s: Huntsman, G.

Geographic Range [top]

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Brazil; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; United States; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Virgin Islands, British; Virgin Islands, U.S.
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – southwest; Atlantic – western central
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Marine
Citation: Huntsman, G. 1996. Lutjanus cyanopterus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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