Mizenko’s snapper – – –
- Vomerine tooth patch with medial posterior extension
- Mid-lateral stripe on body not broader and darker than other stripes
- Predorsal scales extending to level of rear part of orbit
- Preopercular flange scaleless
Back and sides reddish grading to pink, a series of yellow stripes below lateral line and a series of yellow oblique lines above lateral line, fins pale yellow, except pelvic fins which are frequently pale yellow/white.
Up to 26 cm TL.
Indo-West Pacific in tropical waters.
Occasionally found on coral reefs between 10 and 20 m, but also found in deeper water to 150 meters.
A rarely caught species, infrequently seen in fish markets. Little is know about its biology or ecology.
Mainly caught with deep handlines.