Jobfish the name given to fish of the snapper family in the genera Aphareus, Aprion, and Pristipomoides. These small to medium-size fish are found in tropical waters around the world, especially the Caribbean and the Indo-Pacific, and are important food fishes in some regions. A few of the species are:
Aprion virescens, the green jobfish, aochibiki in Japan, maximum length 1 m (40"), widely distributed from E. Africa to the Pacific islands, a good eating fish which is usually marketed fresh but may also be dried and salted. It is highly rated in Hawaii, where frying (of fillets) is recommended by local authors.
Pristipomoides filamentosus, the crimson (or rosy) jobfish, maximum length 80 cm (32"), with a range from S. and E. Africa to Hawaii, is of good quality, and is important (as opakapaka) in Hawaii.
P. sieboldii, the lavender jobfish, maximum length 60 cm (24"), marketed in, for example, Japan (as himedai) and Hawaii (as kalikali).