Harlequin Sweetlips

Harlequin Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides)Harlequin Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides)
A small group of Harlequin Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides) swimming of an Indonesian reef

Credit: Johan Folmeus

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A Harlequin Sweetlips followed by its cousin, an Oriental Sweetlips

Credit: Emmy Ahlen

Harlequin Sweetlips Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides
Description

Harlequin Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides) is also known by some as the Spotted Sweetlips or Clown Sweetlips. Some also refer to Sweetlips species as 'Grunts.' This species lives across the Indo-Pacific region at depths from very near the surface to 35 metres. 

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes (Perch-Like Fish)
Family: Haemulidae (Haemulidae)
Genus: Plectorhinchus (Plectorhinchus)
Species: Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides
Size
Average Size: 70 centimetres

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