Sweetlip Emperor (Lethrinus miniatus)

Also known as Green Snapper, Island Snapper, Lipper, Longface Emperor, Long-nosed Emperor, Longnose Emperor, Northwest Snapper, Redlip Emperor, Redspot Emperor, Redthroat, Redthroat Emperor, Red-throated Emperor, Starry Pigface Bream, Sweetlip, Tricky Snapper, Trout, Trumpet Emperor, Trumpeter, Yellow-mouthed Perch, Yellow-mouthed Snapper

Description

Also known as Green Snapper, Island Snapper, Lipper, Longface Emperor, Long-nosed Emperor, Longnose Emperor, Northwest Snapper, Redlip Emperor, Redspot Emperor, Redthroat, Redthroat Emperor, Red-throated Emperor, Starry Pigface Bream, Sweetlip, Tricky Snapper, Trout, Trumpet Emperor, Trumpeter, Yellow-mouthed Perch, Yellow-mouthed Snapper.

Found singly or in schools during the day between coral heads over rubble and sandy areas, dispersing at night to forage for food over the sea floor of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on crustaceans, fish and invertebrates.
Juveniles over shallow inshore waters near mangroves and over seagrass beds.
Length - 90cm
Depth - 5-35m
Widespread Western 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/1858

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