Pristipomoides zonatus   (Valenciennes,  1830) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Size: 50 cm TL

Max. weight reported: 1,812 gm

Color: Overall color is pink or reddish with four oblique orange or yellow bars on the sides, the dorsal and caudal fins yellow.

Jaws about equal, or lower jaw slightly protruding. Bases of dorsal and anal fins without scales, their last soft rays extended into short filaments. Pectoral fins long, reaching level of anus. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Dorsal spines (total): 10-10, Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11, Anal spines: 3, Anal soft rays: 8.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Oblique Banded Snapper (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, gamefish)

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic
Trophic Level:  Tertiary Consumer
Prey:  Fishes, crabs, shrimps


Literature Source(s)
  • Shishodia, MS (1991) Taxonomic and zoogeography of the Tetrigidae (Orthoptera: Tetrigoidea) of north eastern India Occasional paper no 140 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-203 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Heemstra, E; Heemstra, P; Smale, M; Hoopers, T and Pelicier, D (2004) Preliminary checklist of coastal fishes from the Mauritian island of Rodrigues Journal of natural history Taylor and Francis 38(23-24) 3315 - 3350 Available at - index/
  • Letourneur, Y; Chabanet, P; Durville, P; Taquet, M; Teissier, E; Parmentier, M; Quero, JC and Pothin, K (2004) An updated checklist of the marine fish fauna of Reunion Island, south-western Indian Ocean Cybium 28(3) 199-216
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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