Yellowfin Emperor (Lethrinus erythracanthus)

Also known as Bream, Large-eye Bream, Orangefin Emperor, Orange-finned Emperor, Orange-spotted Emperor, Pigface Bream, Yellow-spotted Emperor

Description

Also known as Bream, Large-eye Bream, Orangefin Emperor, Orange-finned Emperor, Orange-spotted Emperor, Pigface Bream, Yellow-spotted Emperor.

Found singly, during the day close to caves and ledges, out at night foraging for food, over soft bottom channels and outer reef slopes, of lagoons and outer reefs.
They feed on crustaceans, invertebrates, molluscs, and sea stars.
Length - 70cm
Depth - 15-120m
Widespread Indo-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/1862

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