Rusty Jobfish can grow to 110 cm in length and 11 kg in weight, and live for 8 years. They are found in the Indo-Pacific from east Africa to the Hawaiian Islands, north to the China Sea islands and south to Australia, and in the southeastern Atlantic around South Africa.
The abundance of Rusty Jobfish in the US western Pacific region is considered healthy but their abundance in other areas is not known.
Rusty Jobfish are most commonly caught by hook and line gear in several areas including Hawaii, Australia and Guam. This gear type causes little to no habitat damage and results in little bycatch.