Oriental Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus vittatus) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Oriental Sweetlips

Also known by the common names of Indian Ocean Oriental Sweetlips, Oriental Blubberlips, Oriental Dogfish, Oriental Grunt, Oriental Sweetlip, Oriental Thicklip, Sweetlips, Yellow-banded Sweetlip, the Oriental Sweetlips is a colourful reef fish found in the Indian Ocean and other areas of the Indo-Pcific region. It's popular with photographers, due to its docile nature and nice colours & markings.

Oriental Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus vittatus) at Similan Islands, Thailand
A solo Oriental Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus vittatus) on a sunet dive at Thailand's Similan Islands
Credit: Alexander Kiermayer
Oriental Sweetlips Plectorhinchus vittatus
Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-Like Fish)
Family: Haemulidae (Haemulidae)
Genus: Plectorhinchus (Plectorhinchus)
Species: Plectorhinchus vittatus
Average Size: 70 centimetres

No Troubles Just Bubbles' divers who recently saw Oriental Sweetlips

Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: MV Bavaria
Trip destinations: Similan Islands
When: Jan 2023
Spotted in: Maldives Maldives
Diving from boat: MV Emperor Serenity
Trip destinations: North Male Atoll, South Male Atoll, Ari Atoll, Rasdhoo Atoll, Vaavu Atoll
When: Dec 2022
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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