Also known as Bream, Orangestripe Emperor, Pigface Bream, Yellow-banded Emperor, Yellow-banded Pigface Bream, Yellow-banded Porgy, Yellowstripe Emperor.
Found singly or in schools, over rubble, sand, and seagrass beds, in lagoons and over reefs. Variable in colour, quickly changing with mood.
They feed on crustaceans, invertebrates, and molluscs.
Juveniles found over weedy areas of reefs.
Length - 45cm
Depth - 0-30m
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/1847