Aphareus furcaSmalltooth Jobfish | Blue Smalltooth Jobfish | Fork-tailed Snapper Fish | Olive Smalltooth Jobfish
Tropical Eastern Pacific, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Silver body with dark vertical bars at front and back of operculum, dark upper lip, deeply forked tail, red eye, and often yellowish hue to fins. A solitary hunter along the edges of coral reefs. Another similar jobfish, A. rutilans has reddish hue and deeper split in tail fork, but is found much deeper, tending not to be encountered by divers.
Max Size: 70 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.1-30.7°C
Habitat Generalization Index: 16.59
Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.
Conservation and Rarity
IUCN Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (16.8% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland