Smalltooth Jobfish (species: Aphareus furca) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Aphareus furca
Smalltooth Jobfish

©Anne Hoggett: Aphareus furca in the channel at the southern end of Yonge Reef near Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Aphareus furca about 40 cm long in the channel at the south end of Yonge Reef near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Lutjanidae
Genus Aphareus
Species Aphareus furca



Distinguishing features

Tapered body, strongly forked tail, large mouth and eye, dark bar on gill cover.


  • Up to 40 cm (Length according to Allen et al, 2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.