Lutjanus vittais commonly referred to as Brownstripe Red Snapper, Broadband Seaperch, Brown Stripe Red Snapper, Brown Stripe Snapper, Brownstripe Red-snapper, Brownstripe Seaperch, Brown-stripe Snapper, One-band Sea-perch, One-lined Snapper, Striped Seaperch, Striped Sea-perch. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Lutjanus vitta inhabits areas of and adjacent to coral reefs and areas with flat bottoms and occasionally low coral outcrops, sponges and sea whips
This swarm-forming species can be found on coastal reefs, the bases of fringing reefs, near continental shelf reefs and on shoals and hard bottom areas between reefs.
Lutjanus vitta feeds on fish, shrimps, crabs and other benthic invertebrates.
The males grow larger than females and reach a maximum total length of about 40 cm.