Ruby Jobfish

Etelis carbunculus
Indian Game Fishes / Ruby Jobfish
Family: LUTJANIDAE
ICUN red list status: Data Deficient
Habitat: Deep Reefs

The Ruby Job fish (Etelis carbunculus) or Deep Water Red Snapper are associated with deep water reefs, ranging from 90 to 400 Meters! Hitherto not very common catch, this fish is now becoming a choice target species with the advent of modern techniques like Jigging.

One of the most beautiful fish and a notorious fighter, it can give you a thriller of a fight while bringing it up from dark depths of ocean.

Here is a fantastic specimen of this fish, landed by Javed Ansari from Andaman.

Photo courtesy :  Javed Ansari

 

 

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