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Humphead snapper

 Humphead snapper
Region: Egypt
Created: Sep 06, 2010, modified: Jan 13, 2012, overall rating: 0.000

Usually found near the reefs.
Depth habitats of 9 to 100 meters

Record copy: 1 m, weight - 23 kg

Humphead snapper. Belongs to the family snappers. A distinctive feature of the hump in front of the head.

The most widespread genus of Snapper or Pargo, or sneppery (Lutianus), representing 69 species, of which 45 inhabit the waters of the Indian and southwest Pacific. Attribute type - the presence of scales on the bases of dorsal and anal fins. Very well-developed teeth on vomer and palatine bones. Mouth large, pull-out. Snout usually somewhat stretched, lengthened. In the usual grayish color tone with longitudinal red dots, are transferred from light to dark in the belly to the spine. Fins gray plumage with reddish endings.

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