Animal Species:Oblique-banded Snapper, Pristipomoides zonatus (Valenciennes, 1830)

The Oblique-banded Snapper can be recognised by its colouration, featuring red body with broad yellow bands. The species occurs in tropical waters of the Indo-West and Central Pacific.

Oblique-banded Snapper, Pristipomoides zonatus

Ian Cameron © Ian Cameron

Standard Common Name

Oblique-banded Snapper

Identification

The Oblique-banded Snapper can be recognised by its red body with broad yellow bands.

Size range

The species grows to 50 cm in length.

Distribution

The species occurs in tropical waters of the Indo-West and Central Pacific. In Australia it is known from the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland to off northern New South Wales.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Pristipomoides zonatus

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Oblique-banded Snapper specimens in the Australian Museums.

What does this mean?

Habitat

The species is found near rocky bottoms at depths between 70 m and 350 m.

Classification

Species:
zonatus
Genus:
Pristipomoides
Family:
Lutjanidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 292.
  2. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
  3. Kramer, S.H., Kramer, S.M. & S.J. Newman. 1994. New deep-water fish records from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Pacific Science. 48(1): 70–79.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
Last Updated:

Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, Oblique-banded Snapper, Pristipomoides zonatus, Lutjanidae, red, yellow, yellow bands, stripes or bands, tropical water, marine, 30 cm - 1 m, rocky bottom, deapsea, Great Barrier Reef,