Diagramma melanacrum


Blacktip sweetlips
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Drosal fin, back and upper caudal fin yellow with black spots grading to grey on sides and ventally; lower caudal fin black.

Size:

Up to 50 cm TL.

Distribution:

Indo–West Pacific in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Near reefs, to 40 m depth.

Similar species:

Diagramma pictum
Painted sweetlips

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Diagramma pictum differs in having caudal fin grey, sometimes with black spots (vs. upper caudal-fin lobe yellow with black spots and lower caudal-fin lobe black) and pelvic fins not reaching anus (vs. pelvic fins reaching to or beyond anus).

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