Bleeker, 1863; LUTJANIDAE FAMILY; also called Guinean snapper, African cubera snapper, jaabaar, diabar, carpe rouge.
It is known only from the West African coast in the region between Senegal and Angola where it occurs on rocky bottoms and coral reefs. It is also common in brackish lagoons and rivers, particularly the juveniles. Coloration is variable, usually reddish brown to slightly dorsally, grading to whitish ventrally. The tips of the anal and caudal fins are very dark.
The body is relatively deep for the genus with the head pointed, the dorsal profile of forehead somewhat angul...