Green jobfish

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Green jobfish
Aprion virescens JNC2568.JPG
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Lutjanidae
Genus: Aprion
Valenciennes, 1830
Species: A. virescens
Binomial name
Aprion virescens
Valenciennes, 1830
Synonyms
  • Aphareus virescens (Valenciennes, 1830)
  • Mesoprion microchir Bleeker, 1853
  • Sparopsis latifrons Kner, 1868
  • Sparopsis elongatus Kner, 1868
  • Aprion kanekonis S. Tanaka (I), 1914

The green jobfish, Aprion virescens, is a species of snapper native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans from the African coast to the Hawaiian Islands. This species inhabits various reef environments at depths from near the surface to 180 ft (55 m). This species grows to a length of 112 cm (44 in), though most do not exceed 90 cm (35 in). The greatest reported weight for this species is 15.4 kg (34 lb). It is a very important species for local commercial fisheries and is popular as a game fish, though it has been reported to cause ciguatera poisoning. It can also be found in the aquarium trade. This species is the only known member of its genus.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Aprion virescens" in FishBase. December 2013 version.