Range extension of Blubberlip
Snapper Lutjanus rivulatus (Teleostei: Lutjanidae)
to the Arabian Gulf
Laith A. Jawad, Abdul Aziz
Al-Marzouqi, Ibrahim Al-Anbory & Rashid Al-Senaidi
A particularly large specimen of Blubberlip Snapper
Lutjanus rivulatus was collected from off the
city of Khasab, Oman (860 mm TL). The fish represents
the first confirmed record of the species from the
Omani coast of the Arabian Gulf and extends the range
reported in Randall (1995) into the Arabian Gulf.
Color patterns as well as meristic and morphometric
characters match to those described for the species.
Lutjanus rivulatus is now documented from the
Red Sea south to KwaZulu-Natal, and eastward to the
Society Islands in the southeast Pacific Ocean.
Jawad, L.A. Al-Marzouqi,
A.A., Al-Anbory, I. & Al-Senaidi, R. (2018) Range
extension of Blubberlip Snapper Lutjanus rivulatus
(Teleostei: Lutjanidae) to the Arabian Gulf. Journal
of the Ocean Science Foundation, 30, 78-81.
publication date: 20 August