Longspine Emperor (Lethrinus genivittatus)

Also known as Grassy Sweetlip, Lance Emperor, Lancer, Large-eye Bream, Pigface Bream, Threadfin Bream, Threadfin Emperor, Yellow-spotted Emperor

Description

Also known as Grassy Sweetlip, Lance Emperor, Lancer, Large-eye Bream, Pigface Bream, Threadfin Bream, Threadfin Emperor, Yellow-spotted Emperor.

Found singly or in schools over sandy areas in seagrass beds of protected estuaries and mangroves over channels and reef slopes sometimes entering rivers.
They feed on crustaceans and fish.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 5-25m
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/1865

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