Pristipomoides multidens (Day, 1871)
Pristipomoides multidens (Day, 1871)
Genus: , ,

Scientific Name: Pristipomoides multidens

English Name: Goldbanded jobfish

Creole Name: Kalkal

French Name: Colas à bandes dorées

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)


Dorsal spines: 10; Dorsal rays: 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal rays: 8.

Body elongate, robust. Interorbital space flat. Lower jaw slightly protruding. Both jaws with an outer row of conical teeth, the anterior 2 or 3 pairs enlarged canines, and 
with an inner band of villiform teeth. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Bases of dorsal and anal fin without scales, their last soft rays extended into short
filaments. Pectoral fins long, reaching level of anus. Caudal fin forked.

Colour. Yellowish to rosy, with about 6 broken, golden stripes on sides. Side of snout and cheek with 2 golden stripes bordered with blue. Top of head with a series of 
chevron-shaped yellow bands. Dorsal fin with yellowish stripes or rows of spots.


Maturity: Lm 40 cm TL. Range 35-50 cm TL. Max Length: 90 cm TL. Commonly to 50 cm TL.

Habitat and Ecology:

A deepwater demersal species (depth 40-350 m, usually 125-275 m). A schooling fish that occurs in areas of hard, rocky and uneven sea floor near steep drop-offs. Feeds on 
fishes, shrimps, crabs, lobsters, stomatopods, squids and pelagic items including gastropods and urochordates. During spawning eggs are scattered in open water. Larval 
pelagic phase of approximately 40 days.

Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is caught in the hand line fishery when fishing deep waters at the drop-off of the Mahé plateau and 
southern banks, but is a rare component of the catch.


Allen, G.R. (1985). FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 6 Snappers of the World. UNFAO Rome 1985.
Froese, R. & D. Pauly. (Eds.) (2019). FishBase. (29/03/19).
Russell, B. et al. (2016). Pristipomoides multidens. The IUCN Red List 2016: (29/03/19).


Nevill, J.E.G. (2019). Pristipomoides multidens, Goldbanded jobfish. Seychelles Seatizens. (edited 23/07/22).

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