Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    zonatus
    Genus
    Pristipomoides
    Family
    Lutjanidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    The species grows to 50 cm in length.

Introduction

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.

Identification

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

Habitat

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

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.

Ozcam map of Oblique-banded Snapper specimens in the Australian Museums. http://ozcam.ala.org.au/occurrences/search?q=Pristipomoides%20zonatus&zoom=off#mapView

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.