Fiveline Snapper, Lutjanus quinquelineatus (Bloch 1790)

Other Names: Blue-banded Sea-perch, Five-line Snapper, Five-lined Seaperch, Fivelined Snapper, Five-lined Snapper, Gold-striped Sea-perch

A Fiveline Snapper, Lutjanus quinquelineatus, at Split Solitary Island, New South Wales. Source: Ian V. Shaw / Reef Life Survey. License: CC by Attribution

A  yellow tropical snapper with 5 bright blue stripes on sides, and usually a black smudge or spot on the upper rear of the body.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Lutjanus quinquelineatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 Jun 2024,

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CAAB Code:37346006

Depth: 2-40 m

Max Size:30 cm TL

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