English : Painted sweetlips
French : Diagramme peint
Class : Teleostei
Order : Eupercaria i. s. (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Haemulidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
The species can reach 100 cm for a weight of 6,3 kg. Juveniles yellow with broad black bands. Adults silvery blue-grey, white belly. Orange spots on head, upper back, browner on black-edged fins. Belly scalation forming oblique lines.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the Indo-Pacific area, from Red Sea and East Africa to south Japan and New Caledonia. Lives in shallow coastal areas and coral reefs, estuaries, open areas, to 170 m.
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species status has yet to be assessed but it has a fairly large range. Locally caught by fisheries and for the aquarium trade. Listed as regionally Near Threatened in the Persian Gulf.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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