Also known as Black Emperor, Blue-lined Emperor, Bluespot Emperor, Blue-spotted Emperor, Brown Kelpfish, Coral Bream, Grass Sweetlip, Grey Sweetlip, Pigface Bream, Piggy, Red-finned Emperor, Red Throat, Sea Bream, Snapper Bream, Squire, Sweetlip.
Found singly or in schools over sandy areas close to coral reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and fish.
Juveniles in seagrass beds and mangrove swamps.
Length - 56cm
Depth - 5-35m
Widespread Western Pacific
Most members of Lethrinidae are able to rapidly switch on and off dark mottled patterns, spots and bars to deter predators. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/1857