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Aprion virescens Valenciennes, 1830

Green jobfish
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Actinopterygii (peixes com raios nas barbatanas) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae (Snappers) > Etelinae
Etymology: Aprion: Greek, a = without + Greek, prion = saw (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Valenciennes.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecologia

; marinhas associadas(os) a recifes; intervalo de profundidade 0 - 180 m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical; 35°N - 31°S, 33°E - 134°W (Ref. 55)

Distribuição Países | Áreas FAO | Ecossistemas | Ocorrências | Point map | Introduções | Faunafri

Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia.

Length at first maturity / Tamanho / Peso / Idade

Maturity: Lm 44.9, range 42 - 50 cm
Max length : 112 cm TL macho/indeterminado; (Ref. 7196); common length : 90.0 cm TL macho/indeterminado; (Ref. 5450); peso máx. Publicado: 15.4 kg (Ref. 40637)

Descrição breve Morfologia | Morfometria

Espinhos dorsais (total): 10; Raios dorsais moles (total): 11; Espinhos anais 3; Raios anais moles: 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: body elongate and robust; very distinct horizontal groove on snout ventral to nostrils; teeth in both jaws in bands, with strong canines anteriorly; teeth on roof of mouth in chevron- or crescent-shaped patch on vomer and in elongate band on each palatine; maxilla without scales or longitudinal ridges; interorbital region flattened; gill rakers on first gill arch 7-8 + 13-16 = 20-24; preopercular edge smooth, sometimes denticulated in juveniles; last soft ray of both dorsal and anal fins well produced, longer than next to last ray; caudal fin forked; short pectoral fins, less than 1/2 length of head, about equal to length of snout; D X,11 soft rays; membranes of dorsal and anal fins without scales; tubed lateral-line scales 48-50. Colour of body dark green, bluish, or grey-blue (Ref. 55, 9821).

Biologia     Glossário (ex. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit open waters of deep lagoons, channels, or seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Found in benthopelagic waters (Ref. 58302). Usually seen singly, but also in groups. They feed mainly on fishes, but also on shrimps, crabs, cephalopods and planktonic organisms (Ref. 30573, 48635). Mainly marketed fresh but also dried and salted. Excellent eating. Large individuals may be ciguatoxic (Ref. 37816).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturidade | Reprodução | Desova | Ovos | Fecundidade | Larvas

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Allen, G.R., 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 6. Snappers of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(6):208 p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 55)

Categoria na Lista Vermelha da IUCN (Ref. 120744)

  Preocupação menor (LC) ; Date assessed: 04 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Ameaça para o homem

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 4690)





Utilização humana

Pescarias: altamente comercial; peixe desportivo: sim; Aquário: Espécies comerciais
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 23.9 - 29, mean 27.9 (based on 2222 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01413 (0.01187 - 0.01681), b=2.95 (2.90 - 3.00), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Nível Trófico (Ref. 69278):  4.3   ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resiliência (Ref. 69278):  Médio, tempo mínimo de duplicação da população 1,4 - 4,4 anos (K=0.29; tm=4-5).
Vulnerabilidade (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (61 of 100) .
Categoria de preço (Ref. 80766):   Very high.