Specimen Information

Lutjanus gibbus
Lutjanus gibbus
(humpback snapper)
Marine Fishes

Specimen ID32651
GroupMarine Fishes
Common Namehumpback snapper
LocalityPacific Ocean, Hawaii, Oahu, marine waters offshore
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameOahu
HUC8 Number20060000
HUC10 Number2006000006
HUC12 Number200600000600
Collection Year1958
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Reference 1
Ref. Number:672
Author:Maciolek, J.A.
Title:Exotic fishes in Hawaii and other islands of Oceania.
Publisher:John Hopkins University Press
Reference 2
Ref. Number:14969
Author:Mundy, B.C.
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
Number Stocked177


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