Specimen Information

Lutjanus gibbus
Lutjanus gibbus
(humpback snapper)
Marine Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID32651
GroupMarine Fishes
GenusLutjanus
Speciesgibbus
Common Namehumpback snapper
StateHI
CountyHonolulu
Localitymarine waters off island of Oahu
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameHawaii
HUC8 Number32515200
Map
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Collection Year1958
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:672
Author:Maciolek, J.A.
Date:1984
Title:Exotic fishes in Hawaii and other islands of Oceania.
Publisher:John Hopkins University Press
Pages:131-161
Reference 2
Ref. Number:14969
Author:Mundy, B.C.
Date:2005
Title:Checklist of the fishes of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Bishop Museum Bulletin in Zoology 6
Publisher:Bishop Museum Press
Pages:704 pp
CommentsConsidered established shortly after introduction. A few scattered specimens were taken in the 1980s and early 1990s, but the absence of specimens since the mid-1990s lead Mundy (2005) to "cast doubt" on the current status of the species in Hawaii. It is unclear whether the original introduced stock ever reproduced.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordnation
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Stocked177


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