Goldeneye jobfishLWF

 
lutjanus flavipinnis
Length unknown

Characteristic features:

  • Dorsal and anal fins without scales at base
  • Maxilla without scales
  • Total gill rakers on first gill arch 22–27
  • 59–63 lateral line scales
  • Vomerine tooth patch without medial posterior extension

Colour:

Back and upper sides pale lavender to pinkish; silvery below; a network of dark spots on top of head; margin of dorsal fin yellow when fresh.

Size:

To 50 cm TL.

Distribution:

Indo-West and Pacific in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Rocky reefs, from 90 to at least 360 m depth.

Biology:

Feeds primarily on benthic fishes but also crustaceans, squids and pelagic tunicates. Mean values of age and length at maturity are 2.3 years and 32.3 cm, respectively. Estimated maximum age is 10 years.1

Fisheries:

Caught mainly with handlines.

Similar species:

Pristipomoides flavipinnis can be difficult to distinguish from Caesionidae.

 
Pristipomoides filamentosus
Crimson jobfish
Pristipomoides filamentosus
Pristipomoides filamentosus differs in having total gill rakers on first gill arch 22–26 (vs. 22–27) and 57–62 lateral line scales (vs. 59–63).
 
Pristipomoides multidens
Goldband jobfish
Pristipomoides multidens
Pristipomoides multidens differs in having 2 golden stripes on snout and cheek (vs. golden stripes absent); total gill rakers on first gill arch 20–22 (vs. 22–27) and 48–50 lateral line scales (vs. 59–63).
 
Pristipomoides sieboldii
Lavender jobfish
Pristipomoides sieboldii
Pristipomoides sieboldii differs in having total gill rakers on first gill arch 19–22 (vs. 22–27); 69–74 lateral line scales (vs. 59–63) and when fresh, margin of dorsal fin orange (vs. margin yellow).
 
Pristipomoides typus
Sharptooth jobfish
Pristipomoides typus
Pristipomoides typus differs in having total gill rakers on first gill arch 23–26 (vs. 22–27); 48–50 lateral line scales (vs. 59–63) and when fresh, dorsal fin with wavy yellow lines (vs. margin of dorsal fin yellow).

External links:

FishBase
The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM

References:

  1. 1.
    Martinez-Andrade F. A comparison of life histories and ecological aspects among snappers (Pisces: Lutjanidae). 2003.