Scientific Name
Pristipomoides multidens  
Pristipomoides multidens黃吻姬鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Day, 1871) Depth 40 - 245M
Chinese 黃吻姬鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 笛鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F370 Lutjanidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 多牙紫魚 
Max Length 100 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 散午 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Andamans Is. 
Synonyms Diacope sparus, Mesoprion multidens, Pristipomoides sparus, Pristipomoides typus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Day, F. 1871 Senta, T. etc. 1975 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Al-Hassan, L.A.J. etc. 1997 
Specimen List ASIZP0055888. NMMSTP00301.  
Common Name Snapper; Striped jobfish; Gold band jobfish; Goldbanded jobfish; Golden snapper; Goldband snapper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, robust. Interorbital space flat; lower jaw slightly protruding; both with an outer row of conical teeth, the anterior 2 or 3 pairs enlarged canines, and with an inner band of villiform teeth; vomerine tooth patch triangular; tongue without teeth; gill rakers on lower limb of first arch (including rudiments) 11 to 15. Dorsal fin with 10 spines and 11 soft rays; anal fin with 3 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 15 or 16 rays; caudal fin forked. Scales moderate-sized about 48 to 52 in lateral line; scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Yellowish to rosy, with about 6 broken, golden stripes on sides; side of snout and cheek with 2 golden stripes bordered with blue; top of head with a series of chevron-shaped yellow bands with apexes directed anteriorly; dorsal fin with yellowish stripes or rows of spots.
habitats Occurs over rocky bottoms at depths between about 40 and 200 m. Feeds on fishes, shrimps, crabs, lobsters, stomatopods, squids and pelagic items including gastropods and urochordates. 
Distribution Widely distributed in the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean from Red Sea, Arabian Sea and East Africa to Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to Australia. It is mainly found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility An excellent food fish. Marketed fresh.