Pristipomoides auricilla  (Jordan, Evermann & Tanaka, 1927)

Goldflag 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; benthopelagic; depth range 90 - 360 m (Ref. 9821), usually 181 - 270 m (Ref. 58302).   Deep-water; 35°N - 25°S, 89°E - 150°W (Ref. 55)

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Indo-Pacific: Reunion (Ref. 33390) to Hawaii and Rapa, north to Japan, south to Australia and New Caledonia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30874); 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 flat. Dorsal and anal fins without scales, their last soft rays extended in short filaments. Pectoral fins long, reaching level of anus. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Body purplish or brownish violet; sides with numerous yellow spots or faint yellow, chevron-shaped bands; the upper lobe of the caudal fin yellow; dorsal fin yellowish to yellowish-brownish.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found over rocky bottoms; off Guam, caught most abundantly from 180 to 270 m (Ref. 55). They feed on fishes and salps. Marketed fresh (Ref. 55).

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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




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 12.2 - 22.9, mean 14.9 (based on 151 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01288 (0.00730 - 0.02275), b=2.98 (2.83 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.