Plectorhinchus vittatus


Oriental sweetlips
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Pale with dark-brown stripes continuing horizontally across nape and between eyes; pectoral and pelvic fins yellow, other fins yellow with dark brown blotches. Juveniles are pale with connected dark blotches which form horizontal stripes.

Size:

Up to 60 cm TL.

Important conditions and life stages:

Juveniles are pale with connected dark blotches which form horizontal stripes.

Distribution:

Indo-West Pacific in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Close to reefs, to 25 m depth.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught by handline and spear.

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