Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Pristipomoides filamentosus, the crimson jobfish, (also known as crimson snapper and Hawaiian pink snapper) is a species of snapper native to the Indian Ocean and into the Pacific Ocean as far east as Hawaii and Tahiti. They inhabit waters over rocky substrates at depths of from 40 to 400 metres (130 to 1,310 ft) seemingly preferring to remain between 180 to 270 metres (590 to 890 ft). This species can reach a length of 100 centimetres (39 in) TL though most are around 50 centimetres (20 in) SL. The greatest known weight for this species is 8.2 kilograms (18 lb). This species is very important to local commercial fisheries and is also sought out as a game fish.
According to the FAO, the fish have been overexploited, but are in a recovering state. The commercial capture of crimson jobfish sharply dropped to 4,400 tonnes in 2009 from 25,300 tonnes the previous year.
- Justine, JL.; Beveridge, I.; Boxshall, GA.; Bray, RA.; Miller, TL.; Moravec, F.; Trilles, JP.; Whittington, ID. (2012). "An annotated list of fish parasites (Isopoda, Copepoda, Monogenea, Digenea, Cestoda, Nematoda) collected from Snappers and Bream (Lutjanidae, Nemipteridae, Caesionidae) in New Caledonia confirms high parasite biodiversity on coral reef fish.". Aquat Biosyst 8 (1): 22. doi:10.1186/2046-9063-8-22. PMC 3507714. PMID 22947621.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Pristipomoides filamentosus" in FishBase. December 2013 version.
- FIRMS Reports (2009) Crimson jobfish - Seychelles (Mahe Plateau) In: Fishery Resources Monitoring System (FIRMS): Status of stocks and resources 2010. FAO, Rome.
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