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.
Standard Common Name
The Oblique-banded Snapper can be recognised by its red body with broad yellow bands.
The species grows to 50 cm in length.
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.
Distribution by collection data
The species is found near rocky bottoms at depths between 70 m and 350 m.
- Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 292.
- 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.
- 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
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,