Pinkish, no golden stripes on snout or cheek, top of head with longitudinal narrow lines, dorsal fin with yellowish wavy lines.
Up to 70 cm TL.
East Indian and West Pacific in tropical and subtropical waters.
Demersal over rocky reefs, from 40 to at least 100 m depth.
Feeds on fishes and benthic invertebrates. Occurs in schools. The estimated mean age and length at maturity of Sharptooth jobfish are 2.7 years and 34.3 cm FL, respectively. Estimated mean maximum age is 11 years.1
Caught mainly with handlines.
Pristipomoides filamentosus Crimson jobfish
Pristipomoides filamentosus differs in having 57–62 lateral-line scales (vs. 48–50).
Pristipomoides flavipinnis differs in having total gill rakers on first gill arch 22–27 (vs. 23–26); 59–63 lateral line scales (vs. 48–50) and when fresh, margin of dorsal fin yellow (vs. dorsal fin with wavy yellow lines).