Pristipomoides argyrogrammicus


Ornate jobfish LRY
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Dorsal head reddish, back mainly yellow, sides and belly silvery or pink; body with many bright blue spots and small irregular lines, including a zig-zag line running above lateral line to dorsal part of caudal peduncle; dorsal and caudal fins yellowish.

Size:

Up to 40 cm TL.

Distribution:

Indo-West and Central Pacific in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Rocky reefs, from 70 to 350 m depth.

Biology:

Feeds on small fishes crustaceans and cephalopods. Maturity occurs between 12.0 and 14.2 cm FL. Males grow larger than females. Ornate jobfish are multiple spawners. In waters off Japan, the main spawning season occurs in summer between April and August lasting 5 months.1

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught mainly with handlines.

Similar species:

A distinct species, clearly separable from other Pristipomoides species by having a body with many bright blue spots and small irregular lines, including a zig-zag line running above lateral line to dorsal part of caudal peduncle.

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