Longfin Emperor (Lethrinus erythropterus)

Also known as Brown-headed Emperor, Longspine Emperor, Masked Emperor, Mozambique Emperor, Pigface Bream, Redfin Emperor, Tail-saddle Emperor, Tail-saddled Emperor

Description

Also known as Brown-headed Emperor, Longspine Emperor, Masked Emperor, Mozambique Emperor, Pigface Bream, Redfin Emperor, Tail-saddle Emperor, Tail-saddled Emperor.

Found singly or in small schools over sandy areas of coral reefs.
They feed on crustaceans, echinoderms, small fish and molluscs.
Length - 50cm
Depth - 1-25m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Most members of Lethrinidae are able to rapidly switch on and off dark mottled patterns, spots and bars to deter predators. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/1842

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