Oriental Sweetlips

Oriental Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus vittatus) at Similan Islands, Thailand 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

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.

Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-Like Fish)
Family: Haemulidae (Haemulidae)
Genus: Plectorhinchus (Plectorhinchus)
Species: Plectorhinchus vittatus
Average Size: 70 centimetres

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