Pristipomoides argyrogrammicus

Species: Pristipomoides argyrogrammicus

English Name: Ornate Jobfish

Chinese Name: 藍紋姬鯛, 花笛鯛

Family: Lutjanidae


The upper part of the Ornate Jobfish’s head is reddish; the back is mainly yellow, the sides and belly silvery, sometimes pinkish, body with many bright blue spots and vermiculations. As for the dorsal and caudal fins are yellowish. Can grow up to a length of 40 cm. Lives in rocky bottoms. Preys small fishes, crustaceans and squids. Minor commercialized for human use.

© 1997 Randall, John E.

© 1997 Randall, John E.

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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.