Harlequin Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving
Harlequin Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Harlequin Sweetlips

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. 

Harlequin Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides)
A small group of Harlequin Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides) swimming of an Indonesian reef
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Harlequin Sweetlips
A Harlequin Sweetlips followed by its cousin, an Oriental Sweetlips
Credit: Emmy Ahlen
Harlequin Sweetlips Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides
Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-Like Fish)
Family: Haemulidae (Haemulidae)
Genus: Plectorhinchus (Plectorhinchus)
Species: Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides
Average Size: 70 centimetres

No Troubles Just Bubbles' divers who recently saw Harlequin Sweetlips

Joel Rajesh
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: Andaman
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
When: Apr 2022

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