Also known as Blackblotch Emperor, Blackspot Emperor, Pigface Bream.
Found singly or in small schools over shallow sandy areas amongst coral rubble, mangroves and seagrass beds close to coral reefs in channels, lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on crustaceans, fish, invertebrates, molluscs and worms.
Length - 50cm
Depth - 0-20m
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/1851