Painted Sweetlips

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Painted Sweetlips

Credit: Johan Folmeus

Painted Sweetlips Plectorhinchus picus

The Painted Sweetlips / Grunt (Plectorhinchus picus) is a medium to large Sweetlips, growing to more than 80cm. in some cases. It lives in the Indo Pacific region, particularly around The Coral Triangle and Indian Ocean.

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

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