Lutijanus novemfasciatus

The black snapper/Pacific cubera snapper I mentioned as a new Osa species is pictured below.  These were caught in Rio Madrigal, near the La Leona field station in Corcovado National Park.   Look at the little teeth (third picture), robust shape, stunning color, superficial resemblance to families such as Cichlidae and Centrachidae.

 

 Lutijanus novemfasciatus - black snapper or Pacific cubera snapper - 02.02.2010 - 14.12.26-1 Lutijanus novemfasciatus - black snapper or Pacific cubera snapper - 02.02.2010 - 14.09.16-1 Lutijanus novemfasciatus - black snapper or Pacific cubera snapper - 02.02.2010 - 14.11.56

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