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Schoolmaster Snapper

Lutjanus apodus


head and a shallow notched tail. Body silver to copper, often with pale bars. Fins yellow. Pectoral fins long, reaching the level of the anus. Slightly upturned snout with a large mouth and prominent canine teeth near the front of the jaw. One of the upper pairs of canine teeth notably enlarged, visible when the mouth is closed. A blue line under the eye. Size up to 67 cm. Juveniles with bars on their back.


The Indians are an uninhabited small archipelago of islets in the British Virgin Islandsin the Caribbean. They are west of the small British Pelican Island and east of the small US Flanagan Island. They are located south of larger British Tortola Island and east of the large US Saint John Island. They were so named because from a distance they were though to resemble a Native American chief's head dress. The Indians are also the second most popular dive site in the British Virgin Islands after the wreck of the RMS Rhone. The shallower side of the Indians are also a popular snorkellingsite, as boats can anchor in the lee of Pelican Island.

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British Virgin Islands

Spotted on Mar 18, 2015
Submitted on Jun 14, 2015

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