Scientific Name
Pristipomoides flavipinnis  
Pristipomoides flavipinnis黃鰭姬鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Shinohara, 1963 Depth 90 - 360M
Chinese 黃鰭姬鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 笛鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F370 Lutjanidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黃鰭紫魚 
Max Length 50 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 散午、紅臭魚(臺東) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Okinawa 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Shinohara, S. 1963 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055889. ASIZP0056096. ASIZP0802578. FRIP21237. FRIP21509. FRIP22065. NMMBP04975.  
Common Name Snapper; Yellow-fin jobfish; Jobfish; Golden eye jobfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, robust. Interorbital space flat; lower jaw slightly protruding; both jaws with an outer row of conical and canine teeth and an inner band of villiform teeth, canines at front of lower jaw enlarged; vomerine tooth patch triangular; tongue without teeth; gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch (including rudiments) 15 to 18. Dorsal fin with X spines and 12 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 soft rays; bases of dorsal and anal fins scaleless, their last soft rays extended into short filaments; pectoral fins long, reaching level of anus, with 16 rays; caudal fin forked. Scales relatively small, about 59 to 62 in lateral line; scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Back and upper sides pale lavender or pinkish, grading to silvery ventrally. Head with dark spots on top. The margin of the dorsal fin yellow when fresh.
habitats Occurs over rocky bottoms at depths between about 90 and 360 m; it is most abundant between 180 and 270 m. Feeds primarily on benthic fishes and to a lesser extent on crustaceans, larval squids and pelagic tunicates. 
Distribution Tropical western Pacific Ocean from southeastern Asia to Tahiti, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to northeast Australia. It is a common species in Taiwan except western part. 
Utility An important market fish in some areas. Marketed mainly fresh.