Pristipomoides zonatus (Valenciennes, 1830)
Oblique-banded snapper
Pristipomoides zonatus
photo by Trevor, M.

Family:  Lutjanidae (Snappers), subfamily: Etelinae
Max. size:  57.5 cm FL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 1,812.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 70 - 300 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Hawaii and Tahiti, north to southern Japan, south to Australia and Lord Howe Island.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Interorbital space convex. Jaws about equal, or 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 parallel to lateral line. Overall color pink or reddish with four oblique orange or yellow bars on the sides; the dorsal and caudal fins yellow.
Biology:  Adults occur over rocky bottoms (Ref. 30573) of the continental shelf and slope (Ref. 75154). They feed on fishes, shrimps, crabs, cephalopods, miscellaneous benthic invertebrates and pelagic organisms, including urochordates.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 05 March 2015 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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