Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Lutjanidae
(Snappers) > Apsilinae
Etymology: Parapristipomoides: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, pristis = saw + Greek, poma = operculum + Greek,oides = similar to (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 130 - 460 m (Ref. 9821). Subtropical; 18°S - 30°S, 150°W - 108°W (Ref. 55)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 51.3 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 89467)
soft rays: 8. Head relatively small. Interorbital space slightly convex. Snout somewhat pointed; lower jaw protruding slightly; jaws extending to below front part of pupil. Maxilla scaled. Pectoral fins long, reaching level of anus. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Overall color is silvery pink, darker dorsally; caudal fin yellow, other fins whitish to slightly pink.
Pacific Ocean: New Caledonia, Tonga, Rapa, and off Easter Island.
Adults occur over rocky bottoms. Marketed fresh.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01445 (0.00650 - 0.03213), b=3.02 (2.82 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (49 of 100) .