Pristipomoides zonatus

Oblique-banded snapper LWZ
Characteristic features:

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 40 cm TL.


Indo-West and Central Pacific in tropical waters.


Rocky reefs, from 70 to 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

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught mainly with handlines.

Similar species:

A distinct species, clearly separable from other Pristipomoides species by its alternating oblique red and yellow bars on sides of body.

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