Pristipomoides filamentosus (Valenciennes, 1830)
Crimson jobfish
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Pristipomoides filamentosus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Lutjanidae (Snappers), subfamily: Etelinae
Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 8,154.0 g; max. reported age: 44 years
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 40 - 400 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Hawaii and Tahiti, north to southern Japan, south to eastern Australia and Lord Howe Island.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Interorbital space flat. Lower jaw slightly protruding. Pectoral fins long, reaching level of anus. Bases of dorsal and anal fins without scales, their last soft rays extended in short filaments. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Color of back and sides varies from brownish to lavender or reddish purple; the snout and interorbital space with narrow yellow lines and blue spots; the dorsal and caudal fins light blue or lavender with reddish orange margins.
Biology:  Adults occur over rocky bottoms (Ref. 30573); off Guam, caught most abundantly between 180 and 270 m (Ref. 9821). At night, they migrate vertically to the upper part of its habitat to feed (Ref. 11888). They feed on small fishes, shrimps, crabs, amphipods, ascidians and salps. Marketed fresh (Ref. 55).
IUCN Red List Status: (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Known from Bulata, Negros Occidental (Ref. 58652). Museum: Western Calatagan, Batangas, UPZM 5356. Also Ref. 171.

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 27.03.13

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