Scientific Name
Pristipomoides zonatus  
Pristipomoides zonatus橫帶姬鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1830) Depth 70 - 300M
Chinese 橫帶姬鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 笛鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F370 Lutjanidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 斜帶紫魚 
Max Length 57.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 橫帶花笛鯛、散午、紅魚(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Mauritius 
Synonyms Rooseveltia aloha, Rooseveltia brighami, Serranus argyrogrammicus, Serranus brighami, Serranus telfairii, Serranus zonatus, Tropidinius zonatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1830 Seki, M.P. etc. 1988 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055773. ASIZP0068075. ASIZP0070753. ASIZP0803836. ASIZP0913836. NMMSTP00523.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Oblique-banded snapper; Oblique banded snapper; Obliquebanded snapper; Brigham's snapper fish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately deep. Interorbital space convex; jaws about equal, or lower jaw slightly protruding; both jaws with bands of fine teeth, the outer ones slightly enlarged, but not. as prominent canines; vomerine tooth patch V-shaped; tongue without teeth; gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch (including rudiments) 12 or 13. Dorsal fin with 10 spines and 10 or 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 16 rays; caudal fin forked. Scales relatively small, about 60 to 66 in lateral line; scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Overall pink or reddish with 4 broad oblique orange or yellow bars on sides; dorsal and caudal fins yellow, other fins pink.
habitats Occurs over rocky bottoms between about 70 and 300 m depth; most abundant between about 100 and 200 m. Feeds on fishes, shrimps, crabs, cephalopods, other benthic invertebrates and planktonic organisms, including urochordates. 
Distribution Widespread in the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean from East Africa to Hawaii and Tahiti, north to southern Japan, south to Australia and Lord Howe Island. It is mainly found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility A good eating fish occasionally seen in markets. Marketed fresh.