Aphareus rutilans Cuvier, 1830
Rusty jobfish
Maya-maya,  Rusty jobfish,  Aha-an,  Bisugo,  Bisugong-buhangin,  Guntul,  Maya-maya,  Sagisihon,  Sapi,  Sapi',  Tagisian
Aphareus rutilans
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Lutjanidae (Snappers), subfamily: Etelinae
Max. size:  110 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 11 kg
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 100 - 330 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands, north to the Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to Australia. Southeast Atlantic: Port Alfred, South Africa (Ref. 11228).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Maxilla extending to below middle of eye; interorbital space flattened. Dorsal and anal fins without scales. Generally blue-gray or mauve to overall reddish; fins yellowish to reddish except pelvic and anal fins which are sometimes whitish; margin of maxilla black.
Biology:  Adults inhabit reefs and rocky bottom areas to depths of at least 100 m (Ref. 4887). Pelagic and benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feed on fishes, squids and crustaceans (Ref. 4887). Marketed fresh (Ref. 37816).
IUCN Red List Status: (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Also Ref. 393.

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 07.06.17

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