Common name: Spotted Rose Snapper
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Native Range: Eastern Pacific endemic from the Gulf of California and outer Baja California to Peru.
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
Puerto Rico &
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
Introduced to Moloka'i and O'ahu, Hawaii from Mexico in 1960. Failed to become established.
Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Lutjanus guttatus are found here.
Table last updated 10/4/2018
† Populations may not be currently present.
Ecology: Occures over reefs and sand bottoms in shallow water (Mundy 2005).
Means of Introduction: Stocked.
References: (click for full references)
Mundy, B. C. 2005. A checklist of the Fishes of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Bishop Museum Bulletins in Zoology No. 6.
Revision Date: 3/2/2006
Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016
Schofield, P.J., 2019, Lutjanus guttatus (Steindachner, 1869): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=773, Revision Date: 3/2/2006, Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016, Access Date: 7/18/2019
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