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Aprion virescens Valenciennes, 1830
GREEN JOBFISH
Green Job-fish

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Species Aprion virescens Valenciennes, 1830

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Species Aprion virescens Valenciennes, 1830

Green Jobfish , Green Job-fish, Job-fish, Jobfish

 

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Distribution

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New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

Ningaloo Reef (22°00'S), Rowley Shoals (17°20'S) and Scott Reef (14°03'S), WA, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Timor Sea (12°15'S), and northern Great Barrier Reef, QLD (12°00'S) to Wooli, NSW (29°52'S); Lord Howe Island and Middleton Reef, NSW, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands; tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.


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IMCRA

Lord Howe Province (14), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Northwest Transition (3), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

5-150 m.

 

General References

Allan, R. 2002. Australian Fish and How to Catch Them . Sydney : New Holland Publishers (Australia) 394 pp. [190]

Allen, G.R. 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Snappers of the World . An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Vol. 6. Rome : FAO 208 pp. [20]

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia . Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [120]

Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island . Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp. [110]

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers . Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. [78]

Anderson, W.D., Jr. 1987. Systematics of the fishes of the family Lutjanidae (Perciformes: Percoidei), the snappers. pp. 1-31 in Polovina, J.J. & Ralston, S. (eds). Tropical Snappers and Groupers: Biology and Fisheries Management . Boulder : Westview Press Inc. 659 pp. [12]

Anderson, W.D. & Allen, G.R. 2001. Lutjanidae. pp. 2840-2918 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 5 2791-3379 pp. [2856]

McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part II. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 5 : 145–329 [202]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [177]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. [177]

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89 (1): 11-127 [44] (1099, as Aprion virescens placidus )

 

Common Name References

Grant, E.M. 1991. Fishes of Australia . Brisbane : EM Grant Pty Ltd 480 pp. [195] (Green Job-fish)

Marshall, T.C. 1964. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coastal Waters of Queensland . Sydney : Angus & Robertson 566 pp. 136 pls. [189] (Job-fish)

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [177] (FAO, Australian Marketing Name) ( Green Jobfish )

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Green Jobfish )

Yearsley, G.K., Last, P.R. & Ward, R.D. (eds) 1999. Australian Seafood Handbook . Hobart : CSIRO Marine Research 460 pp. [235] (Jobfish)

 

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Lutjanidae  
 Genus Aprion  
  Aprion virescens    Valenciennes, 1830 
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Synonyms: Aphareus virescens Aprion kanekonis Aprion konekonis Aprion viresceus Locusta lobifolius Mesoprion microchir Sparopsis elongatus Sparopsis latifrons Timanthes lobifolia Timanthes lobifolius Timanthes virescens details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); 福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985)
Character: An elongate, robust fish with rounded body (in cross section). Preopercular edge smooth or sometimes denticulate in juveniles; a distinct horizontal groove in front of eye; teeth in both jaws in bands, with 2 strong canines anteriorly; vomerine tooth patch crescent-shaped. Dorsal fin with X spines and 11 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 soft rays; first gill arch gill rakers on lower limb including rudiments) 14 or 15. Pectoral fins short, rounded, about equal to snout length with 17 rays; caudal fin deeply forked, with pointed lobes; dorsal and anal fins scaleless. Scales moderate-sized, about 48 to 50 in lateral line; scale rows on back parallel with lateral line. Color dark green to bluish or blue-grey. 
Habitat: Inhabits inshore reef areas, from the surface down to 100 m depth. Usually seen solitarily. Feeds mainly on fishes, but also on shrimps, crabs, cephalopods and planktonic organisms. Spawning has been recorded in January and November off East Africa. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to East Africa and southern Japan southward to Australia. Also recorded from South Africa. It is found in eastern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed mostly fresh; also dried and salted. Excellent eating. 
Name Code: 382087
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae (Snappers) > Etelinae
Etymology: Aprion: Greek, a = without + Greek, prion = saw (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Valenciennes .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 180 m (Ref. 9710 ).   Tropical; 35°N - 31°S, 33°E - 134°W (Ref. 55 )

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m 44.9 , range 42 - 50 cm
Max length : 112 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7196 ); common length : 90.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5450 ); max. published weight: 15.4 kg (Ref. 40637 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: body elongate and robust; very distinct horizontal groove on snout ventral to nostrils; teeth in both jaws in bands, with strong canines anteriorly; teeth on roof of mouth in chevron- or crescent-shaped patch on vomer and in elongate band on each palatine; maxilla without scales or longitudinal ridges; interorbital region flattened; gill rakers on first gill arch 7-8 + 13-16 = 20-24; preopercular edge smooth, sometimes denticulated in juveniles; last soft ray of both dorsal and anal fins well produced, longer than next to last ray; caudal fin forked; short pectoral fins, less than 1/2 length of head, about equal to length of snout; D X,11 soft rays; membranes of dorsal and anal fins without scales; tubed lateral-line scales 48-50. Colour of body dark green, bluish, or grey-blue (Ref. 55 , 9821 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit open waters of deep lagoons, channels, or seaward reefs (Ref. 9710 ). Found in benthopelagic waters (Ref. 58302 ). Usually seen singly, but also in groups. They feed mainly on fishes, but also on shrimps, crabs, cephalopods and planktonic organisms (Ref. 30573 , 48635 ). Mainly marketed fresh but also dried and salted. Excellent eating. Large individuals may be ciguatoxic (Ref. 37816 ).

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Allen, G.R. , 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 6. Snappers of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(6):208 p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 55 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 04 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 4690 )




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Fisheries: highly commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: commercial FAO(fisheries: production ; publication : search ) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 23.9 - 29, mean 27.9 (based on 2222 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01413 (0.01187 - 0.01681), b=2.95 (2.90 - 3.00), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  4.3   ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.29; tm=4-5). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  High vulnerability (61 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Very high .

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