Gnathodentex aureolineatus

Striped Large-eye Bream GXR
Characteristic features:

Silvery grey with orange–brown stripes on sides, yellowish blotch below rear of dorsal fin.


Up to 30 cm TL.


Indo–West & Central Pacific in tropical waters.


Coral reefs, from 3 to 20 m depth.


Feeds primarily on benthic invertebrates and also small fish. Found in solitary or in groups of up to 100.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught with spears, traps, gill nets, and handlines

Similar species:

A distinct species, easily identifiable by having a combination of pointed caudal-fin lobes, 8 or 9 anal-fin soft rays, 15 pectoral-fin rays, orange–brown stripes on sides and a yellowish blotch below rear of soft dorsal fin.

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