Scientific Name
Aphareus rutilans  
Aphareus rutilans銹色細齒笛鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Cuvier, 1830 Depth 100 - 330M
Chinese 銹色細齒笛鯛 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 笛鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F370 Lutjanidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 紅叉尾鯛 
Max Length 110 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 小齒紅鯛、闊嘴郎仔(臺東) 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan South、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Red Sea 
Synonyms Aphareus furcatus, Aphareus rutlans, Aphareus thompsoni   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1830 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0056094. ASIZP0802622. FRIP20376. FRIP21311. FRIP22107. FRIP22185.  
Common Name Rusty jobfish; Reddish snapper fish; Small tooth jobfish; Red smalltooth job; Small-toothed jobfish; Silvermouth; Lehi; Ironjaw snapper; Jobfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, fusiform and compressed. Lower jaw protruding; maxilla extending to below middle of eye; interorbital space flattened; teeth small, forming narrow uniform band in each jaw; roofof mouth toothless; on first gill arch lower limb (including rudiments) 30 to 34. 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 deeply forked; dorsal and anal fins scaleless. Scales small, about 70 to 73 in lateral line; scale rows on back parallel with lateral line. Generally blue-gray or mauve to overall reddish; fins yellowish to reddish except pelvic and anal fins which are sometimes whitish; margin of maxilla black.
habitats Inhabits reefs and rocky bottom areas to depths of at least 100 m. Feeds on fishes, squids and crustaceans. 
Distribution Widespread in the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean from the Hawaiian Islands to East Africa, and from the Ryukyu and Bonin Islands southward to Australia. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh.