Painted Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus picus) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Painted Sweetlips

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.

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

No Troubles Just Bubbles' divers who recently saw Painted Sweetlips

Glenn Ducat
Spotted in: Thailand Thailand
Diving from boat: MV Pawara
Trip destinations: Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock
When: Apr 2023

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