Pristipomoides sieboldii (Bleeker, 1855)
Pristipomoides sieboldii (Bleeker, 1855)
Genus: , ,

Scientific Name: Pristipomoides sieboldii

English Name: Lavender jobfish

Creole Name: Kalkal

French Name: Colas lavande

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)


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

Body elongate and moderately robust. Eyes relatively large, interorbital space flat. Lower jaw slightly protruding. Both jaws with an outer band of conical and canine teeth 
and an inner band of villiform teeth. Scale rows on back parallel to lateral line. Bases of dorsal and anal fins without scales, their last soft rays extended into short 
filaments. Pectoral fins long, reaching level of anus. Caudal fin forked.

Colour. Body silvery with lavender hue. Dark spots on top of head, more conspicuous in young. Margin of dorsal fin orange. Caudal fin purplish with the inner margin of fork pale.


Maturity: Lm unknown. Range unknown. Max Length: 79 cm TL. Commonly to 40 cm TL.

Habitat and Ecology:

Occurs over rocky bottoms (depth 100-360 m). Feeds mainly on fishes, shrimps, crabs, polychaetes, cephalopods and urochordates.

Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is caught in the deep hand line fishery, but is an uncommon component of the catch.






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Russell, B. et al. (2016). Pristipomoides sieboldii. The IUCN Red List 2016: (31/03/19).


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

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