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Golden-eye jobfish

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Scientific name

Pristipomoides flavipinnis

Description
  • caudal fin is forked
  • back and upper sides are pale lavender or pinkish
  • lower sides and belly are silvery
  • a network of dark spots on the top of the head
  • dorsal fin is yellow when fresh
Family name

Lutjanidae (tropical snappers and seaperches)

Family description
  • most tropical snappers and seaperches are easy to identify by their adult colouration
  • most have strong spinous dorsal fins and a more-or-less continuous dorsal fin which may be slightly notched between the spinous and soft parts
  • they are carnivores and typically feed at night
  • some species are known ciguatoxin carriers
  • mangrove jack (Lutjanus argentimaculatus) and large scale seaperch (fingermark) (Lutjanus johnii) are not considered coral reef fish under the fishery plan
  • jobfishes are a subset of this family and include all species of the genera Aphareus, Aprion, Etelis, Parapristipomoides and Pristipomoides
  • representative species have been illustrated in this guide but there are more species you may catch. Please check current rules and regulations for specific size and in-possession limits
Size and possession limits
  • minimum size 38 cm
  • possession limit 5 for miscellaneous jobfish
  • in addition, total possession limit of 20 for all Coral Reef Fin Fish

Further information