Yellowtail Emperor (Lethrinus atkinsoni)

Also known as Atkinson's Emperor, Pacific Yellowtail Emperor, Reticulated Emperor, Sky Emperor, Tricky Snapper, Yellow Morwong, Yellowbrow Emperor, Yellow-tailed Emperor

Description

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

2 comments

  1. Posted by Mohamed A. Essa
    January 07, 2019 at 06:56 am - 1 person found this useful.

    I want more information about growth, reproductive biology and feeding habits 0f yellowtail empror ( Lethrinus atkinson ). Thanks for benefit information.

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