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Aprion virescens  Valenciennes, 1830

Green jobfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Green jobfish, Green jobfish, Green job-fish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Reported from Lord Howe Island and off Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Ref. 75154). Also Ref. 55.
National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority: https://www.csiro.au/
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Hoese, D.F., D.J. Bray, J.R. Paxton and G.R. Allen, 2006
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae (Snappers) > Etelinae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 112 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7196); common length : 90.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5450); max. published weight: 15.4 kg (Ref. 40637)

Length at first maturity
Lm 44.9, range 42 - 50 cm

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 180 m (Ref. 9710)

Climate / Range

Tropical, preferred ?; 35°N - 31°S, 33°E - 134°W (Ref. 55)

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit open waters of deep lagoons, channels, or seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Usually seen singly, but also in groups. Feed mainly on fishes, but also on shrimps, crabs, cephalopods and planktonic organisms (Ref. 30573, 48635). Mainly marketed fresh but also dried and salted. Excellent eating. Large individuals may be ciguatoxic (Ref. 37816).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 4690)



Human uses

Fisheries: highly commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 1.0000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
4.3   ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.29; tm=4-5)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
High vulnerability (61 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high