Also known as Atkinson's Emperor, Pacific Yellowtail Emperor, Reticulated Emperor, Sky Emperor, Tricky Snapper, Yellow Morwong, Yellowbrow Emperor, Yellow-tailed Emperor.
Found singly or in schools over sand and seagrass beds of lagoons and outer reef slopes.
They feed on crustaceans, fish, molluscs.
Length - 41cm
Depth - 2-30m
Widespread Pacific Ocean
Most members of Lethrinidae are able to rapidly switch on and off dark mottled patterns, spots and bars to deter predators. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/1854