Ribbon Sweetlips (Juvenile) (Plectorhinchus polytaenia)

Also known as Painted Sweetlip, Ribbon Sweetlip Bream, Ribboned Sweetlips, Sweetlips, Yellowribbon Sweetlips

Description

Also known as Painted Sweetlip, Ribbon Sweetlip Bream, Ribboned Sweetlips, Sweetlips, Yellowribbon Sweetlips.

Found singly or in small schools during the day close to caves and ledges, dispersing at night to hunt for food over current prone coastal and seaward reefs rich with invertebrate growth.
They feed on small invertebrates.
Juveniles singly over shallow protected reefs.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 5-40m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

In some areas of the world 'Grunts' are better known as 'Sweetlips' distinguished from other species by their very large rubbery lips.
'Grunts'because they "grunt," the grunting sound is produced by their flat teeth plates rubbing together and this is amplified by their air bladders.
Found either singly or in schools hovering or motionless over the reef during the day, becoming nocturnal predators. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/8316

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Ribbon Sweetlips (Juvenile). Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

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