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Parapristipomoides squamimaxillaris  (Kami, 1973)

Scalemouth 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) > Apsilinae
Etymology: Parapristipomoides: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, pristis = saw + Greek, poma = operculum + Greek,oides = similar to (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 130 - 460 m (Ref. 9821).   Subtropical; 18°S - 30°S, 150°W - 108°W (Ref. 55)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 51.3 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 89467)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8. Head relatively small. Interorbital space slightly convex. Snout somewhat pointed; lower jaw protruding slightly; jaws extending to below front part of pupil. Maxilla scaled. Pectoral fins long, reaching level of anus. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Overall color is silvery pink, darker dorsally; caudal fin yellow, other fins whitish to slightly pink.

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Pacific Ocean: New Caledonia, Tonga, Rapa, and off Easter Island.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults occur over rocky bottoms. Marketed fresh.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00476 - 0.02897), b=3.04 (2.82 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (49 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.