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Family Lutjanidae


Aprion virescens

Lanai Lookout, Oahu, 60 feet

GREEN JOBFISH or GRAY SNAPPER    uku    Ao-chibiki

Fairly common on sandy reefs from 25 to 300 feet, especially during summer months.  Has a streamlined greenish-gray body, a blunt head with a groove ahead of the eye, and dark dorsal fin membranes.  Feeds upon fish and crustaceans.  An excellent food fish with pink flesh reputed to have more flavor than any other deepwater snapper.  Attains 40 inches and 37 pounds.  Hawai‘i and the Indo-Pacific.