Pristipomoides typus

Sharptooth jobfish LRU
Characteristic features:

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 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

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught mainly with handlines.

Similar species:

Pristipomoides filamentosus
Crimson jobfish

Pristipomoides filamentosus

Pristipomoides filamentosus differs in having 57–62 lateral-line scales (vs. 48–50).

Pristipomoides flavipinnis
Goldeneye jobfish

Pristipomoides flavipinnis

Pristipomoides flavipinnis differs in having 22–27 gill rakers on first gill arch (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).

Pristipomoides multidens
Goldband jobfish

Pristipomoides multidens

Pristipomoides multidens differs in having 20–22 gill rakers on first gill arch (vs. 23–26).

Pristipomoides sieboldii
Lavender jobfish

Pristipomoides sieboldii

Pristipomoides sieboldii differs in having 69–74 lateral-line scales (vs. 48–50) and 28–33 gill rakers on first gill arch (vs. 23–26)


Pristipomoides typus are difficult to distinguish from Caesionidae.

External links:
  1. Martinez-Andrade F. A comparison of life histories and ecological aspects among snappers (Pisces: Lutjanidae). 2003.