Hierarchy contributed by the species page author
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2011.FishBase.World Wide Web electronic publication.<a href='http://www.fishbase.org/' target='_blank' >www.fishbase.org, version (10/2011).</a>
Default IBP taxonomic classification, based on Catalogue of Life
40 TL (unsexed)
40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; ); max. reported age: 12 years
Found in coastal waters
Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles, then southern India to New Caledonia and Gilbert Islands, extending northward to the Ryukyu Islands Replaced by Lutjanus ophuysenii from southeastern China and Taiwan to southern Korea and Japan .