Spangled Emperor (Lethrinus nebulosus)

Also known as Ambon Emperor, Blue Emperor, Emperor Fish, Green Snapper, Lesser Spangled Emperor, Morning, Northwest Snapper, Pigface Bream, Pig-faced Bream, Red-finned Emperor, Sand Bream, Sand Emperor, Sand Snapper, Sea Bream, Sixteen Pounder, Snuppy, Starry Pigface Bream, Thumbprint Emperor, Tricky Snapper, Yellow Sweetlip

Description

Also known as Ambon Emperor, Blue Emperor, Emperor Fish, Green Snapper, Lesser Spangled Emperor, Morning, Northwest Snapper, Pigface Bream, Pig-faced Bream, Red-finned Emperor, Sand Bream, Sand Emperor, Sand Snapper, Sea Bream, Sixteen Pounder, Snuppy, Starry Pigface Bream, Thumbprint Emperor, Tricky Snapper, Yellow Sweetlip.

Found singly or in small schools over flat sandy bottoms, rocky areas and seagrass beds of lagoons, mangrove areas and coral reefs rich in algae and sponge growth.
They feed on small crustaceans, fish and small invertebrates.
Juveniles found in large schools over shallow sand areas.
Length - 80cm
Depth - 0-70m
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/Lethrinus-nebulosus

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