Scientific Name
Aphareus furca  
Aphareus furca欖色細齒笛鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Lacepède, 1801) Depth 1 - 122M
Chinese 欖色細齒笛鯛 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 笛鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F370 Lutjanidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 叉尾鯛 
Max Length 70 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 小齒藍鯛、黄加甲(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Mauritius 
Synonyms Aphareus caerulescens, Aphareus flavivultus, Aphareus furcatus, Caranxomorus sacrestinus, Labrus furca   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Lacepede, B. G. E. 1801 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0056095. ASIZP0056175. FRIP20521. NMMBP02430.  
Common Name Snapper jobbyfish; Smalltooth jobfish; Small toothed jobfish; Smalltoothed jobfish; Small-toothed jobfish; Blue smalltooth job; Blue smalltooth jobfish; Fork-tailed snapper fish; Jobfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, fusiform, and compressed. Lower jaw protruding; maxilla extending to below middle of the eye; interorbital space flattened; teeth in jaws small, disappearing with age; roof of mouth toothless; gill rakers on lower limb (including rudiments) 16 to 18. Dorsal fin with X spines and 11 (rarely 10) soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 soft rays; pectoral fins long reaching to about level of anus with 15 or 16 rays; caudal fin forked; dorsal and anal fins scaleless. Scales small, about 65 to 75 in lateral line. Edges of preopercle and opercle outlined with black. A silvery sheen on head and lower sides. Pectoral fins long reaching to about level of anus. Back and upper sides purplish-brown; the sides blue-gray; the fins whitish to yellow-brown. May show bright yellow on the nape during courtship. Small juveniles have a yellow caudal fin.
habitats Inhabits inshore coral and rocky reefs at depths between about 6 and 70 m, and in clear waters of lagoons. Occurs singly or in small groups. Feeds mainly on fishes, but also eats crustaceans. Individuals with brilliant yellow on head may be nuptial males. 
Distribution Widespread in tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean from East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia. Reported from Cocos Island in the eastern Pacific. It is found in sourthern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh.