Plectorhinchus polytaenia


Ribbon sweetlips
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Yellowish brown with 5–9 dark-edged white stripes; fins yellow with darker stripes that fade with age. Juveniles with fewer stripes on body.

Size:

Up to 40 cm TL.

Important conditions and life stages:

Juveniles with fewer stripes on body.

Distribution:

Indo-West Pacific in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Close to reefs, to 40 m depth.

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