Green Jobfish ( Aprion virescens )

3kg Jobfish speared off Punta Engano, Mactan

3kg Jobfish speared off Punta Engano, Mactan

Common Name:   Snapper, Jobfish, Aprion

Local Name Maya Maya  (Tagalog), Malaguno, Sagisihon, (Cebuano)

Max Size112 cm (15.4 kgs)

Biodiversity: Marine, Reef Associated

Depth1 – 180 m

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Minimum Size Limit15 inches

Recommended Bait/Lures:  Shrimp, small fish and crustaceans; Jigs

IUCN Red List StatusNot Evaluated (NE)

The Green Jobfish belongs to the family of Jobfish and Snapper and is common around the Philippine Islands.  This fish is a predator feeding on small fish, squid and anything else that it can catch around reefs.  The can be found quite deep however it is also common to catch these fish on shallow reefs.

These fish have thick torpedo shaped bodies with a white flaky flesh.  It has a slight fishy smell and taste making it less desirable than its relative Snapper species, but delicious enough to be considered good table fare.   Green Jobfish are easy to identify because of their olive green color with blue highlights along with their neatly printed large scales.

Jobfish are often taken bottom fishing, jigging and also spearfishing.  As seen below in one of the pictures, they can also be occasionally taken trolling in shallower water.

Green Jobfish Speared off Mactan Island

Green Jobfish Speared off Mactan Island

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aprion virescens

Rod’s Jobfish caught while trolling!

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Posted on February 6, 2014, in Jobfish (Maya Maya), Snapper (Maya Maya). Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Shot this picture with Rod , more of Rod,s catch in Calayan Island

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