(Günther, 1864); LUTJANIDAE FAMILY; also called pargo, parfo colorado, pargo de jilguero, pargo lisa, pargo rayado
Mullet snpper occur in the eastern Pacific from Mexico to Equador, including the offshore islands. This inshore, reef-dwelling species grows to over 33 lb (15 kg). Juveniles are encountered in shallow water of coastal estuaries and embayments; adult mullets snapper range further offshore and may form aggregations consisting of several hundreds of individuals.
This species is easily recognized by the alternating dark and light stripes on the sides formed by parallel rows of scal...