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Pristipomoides multidens  (Day, 1871)

Goldbanded jobfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae (Snappers) > Etelinae
Etymology: Pristipomoides: Greek, pristis = saw + Greek, poma, -atos = cover, operculum + Greek, oides = similar to (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 40 - 350 m (Ref. 9821), usually 125 - 275 m (Ref. 82366).   Tropical, preferred ?; 32°N - 36°S, 33°E - 157°W

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa and Red Sea to Samoa, and southern Japan southward to Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 40.0, range 35 - 50 cm
Max length : 90.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5484); common length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5450); max. reported age: 30 years (Ref. 46116)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8. Interorbital space flat. Lower jaw slightly protruding. Bases of dorsal and anal fin without scales, their last soft rays extended into shorts filaments. Pectoral fins long, reaching level of anus. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Side of snout and cheek with 2 golden stripes bordered with blue. Top of head with a series of chevron-shaped yellow bands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Gold band snappers are deepwater fish inhabiting tropical and sub-tropical waters. They are schooling fish and live in areas of hard, rocky and uneven sea floor and steep off islands (Ref. 27354). They feed on fishes, shrimps, crabs, lobsters, stomatopods, squids, gastropods and urochordates. Marketed fresh. An excellent food fish. Maximum depth from Ref. 082366.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Studies in the South China Sea (Ref. 28116) and Hawaii (Ref. 28117) suggest that this species is a serial spawner (Ref. 28115). Similar studies in Australia suggest that this species is a multiple spawner, perhaps a serial spawner (Ref. 6390).

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Allen, G.R., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 6. Snappers of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(6):208 p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 55)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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