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Pristipomoides argyrogrammicus  (Valenciennes, 1832)

Ornate jobfish
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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: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 70 - 350 m (Ref. 9821).   Tropical; 35°N - 24°S, 98°E - 167°W (Ref. 55)

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Society Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9821); common length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9821)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8. Interorbital space slightly convex. Preorbital depth 7.0 to 8.0 times in head length. Pectoral fins long, reaching level of anus. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. The upper part of the head reddish; the back mainly yellow; the sides and belly silvery, sometimes pinkish; body with very many bright blue spots and vermiculations. The dorsal and caudal fins yellowish.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found over rocky bottoms. They feed on small fishes, crustaceans and squids.

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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. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 15.2 - 26.2, mean 20.4 (based on 252 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00864 - 0.02531), b=3.00 (2.86 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.57 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.