- Dorsal and anal fins without scales basally
- 48–50 lateral-line scales
- Total gill rakers on first gill arch 20–22
Yellowish to pinkish, 2 golden stripes on snout and cheek, top of head with transverse brown reticulations, dorsal fin with yellowish stripes and spots.
Up to 100 cm TL.
Indo-West Pacific in tropical waters.
Coral and rocky reefs, from 40 to at least 360 m depth.
Feeds primarily on fishes, but also crustaceans, cephalopods and other benthic invertebrates. Occurs in schools. Goldband jobfish are a slow growing, late maturing and long lived species. Length at first maturity has been estimated at 30.0 cm FL1 and length where 50% of individuals reach maturity was 47.0 cm FL. Age at 50% maturity was estimated at 8 years.2 Estimated maximum age is 30 years off the coast of northwestern Australia.2
Caught mainly with handlines.
- 1.Lokani P, Pili H, Richards A, Tiroba G. Estimation of the unexploited biomass and maximum sustainable yield for the deep reef demersal fishes in Papua New Guinea. In: United States Agency for International Development and National Marine Fisheries Service Workshop on Tropical Fish Stock Assessment’(Eds JJ Polovina and RS Shomura) National Marine Fisheries Service NOAA Technical Report NMFS-SWFSC-148 [Internet]. 1990. p. 29–54. Available from: https://swfsc.noaa.gov/publications/CR/1993/9360.PDF
- 2.Newman SJ, Dunk IJ. Age validation, growth, mortality, and additional population parameters of the goldband snapper (Pristipomoides multidens) off the Kimberley coast of northwestern Australia. Fishery Bulletin [Internet]. 2003;101(1):116–28. Available from: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/15110