Pristipomoides flavipinnis Shinohara, 1963
Golden eye jobfish
Pristipomoides flavipinnis
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Lutjanidae (Snappers), subfamily: Etelinae
Max. size:  50 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 90 - 360 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: southeastern Asia to Tahiti, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to northeast Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Interorbital space flat. Lower jaw slightly protruding. Bases of dorsal and anal fins without scales, their last soft rays extended into short filaments. Pectoral fins long, reaching level of anus. Scale rows on back running parallel to lateral line. Back and upper sides pale lavender or pinkish, grading to silvery ventrally. Head with dark spots on top. The margin of the dorsal fin yellow when fresh.
Biology:  Adults occur over rocky bottoms; off Guam, caught most abundantly between 180-270 m (Ref. 9821). They feed primarily on benthic fishes and to a lesser extent on crustaceans, squids, and pelagic tunicates. Marketed mainly fresh.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 05 March 2015 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 15.05.15

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