- Dorsal and anal fins without scales at base
- 63–67 lateral-line scales
- Total gill rakers on first gill arch 17–21
- Caudal fin forked
- A series of alternating oblique red/pink and yellow bars on side of body
Pink or reddish with a series of alternating oblique red/pink and yellow bars on side of body; dorsal and caudal fins yellow, other fins pink.
Up to at least 40 cm TL.
Indo-West and Central Pacific in tropical waters.
Rocky reefs, from 70 to at least 300 m depth.
Feeds primarily on fishes but also shrimps, crabs, cephalopods and other invertebrates. Oblique-banded snapper are small, short lived and have high mortality rates. Mean values of age and length at maturity are 1 year and 28 cm, respectively. Mean longevity is estimated at 14 years.1
Caught mainly with handlines.
A distinct species, clearly separable from other Pristipomoides species by its alternating oblique red and yellow bars on sides of body.
- 1.Martinez-Andrade F. A comparison of life histories and ecological aspects among snappers (Pisces: Lutjanidae). 2003.