English : Monogrammed monocle bream
French : Brème-monocle masquée
Class : Teleostei
Order : Eupercaria i. s. (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Nemipteridae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Lunate tail fin with long tips. Flanks grey-white with dark dots on each scales. Faint dark curved lines on back, blue and yellow bands on snout, blue spots around eye. Yellow tail with blue edge.
Range and habitat
Indo-Pacific area, from Andaman Sea to Papua New Guinea, to Ryukyu islands and north Australia. Found in sandy bottom and silty habitats near reefs, to 50 meters deep.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is widely distributed. It is locally caught to be sold in fish markets for food but hardly ever seen in the aquarium trade. No threats known at this time.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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