Yellow-Banded Sweetlips

A group of Yellow-Banded Sweetlips at depth late in the day (Plectorhinchus lineatus) A group of Yellow-Banded Sweetlips at depth late in the day (Plectorhinchus lineatus)
Oblique-Banded Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus lineatus) also known as Yellow-Banded Sweetlips

Credit: Johan Folmeus

A pair of Yellow-Banded Sweetlips at depth late in the day (Plectorhinchus lineatus) extraimage1alt
Oblique or Yellow-Banded Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus lineatus) also known as Yellow-Banded Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus lineatus)

Credit: Johan Folmeus

Yellow-Banded Sweetlips Plectorhinchus lineatus
Description

The Yellow-Banded Sweetlips or Oblique-Banded Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus lineatus) is a medium-size bony fish found on many reefs around the Indo-Pacific region. It's often seen from quite shallow water down to depths of 30-40 metres. It's not to be confused with the Oriental Sweetlips, which has more-defined & horizontal stripes.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes (Perch-Like Fish)
Family: Haemulidae (Haemulidae)
Genus: Plectorhinchus (Plectorhinchus)
Species: Plectorhinchus lineatus
Size
Average Size: 70 centimetres

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