Lethrinus harak

(Forsskål, 1775)

Vernacular names
English : Thumbprint emperor
French : Empereur Saint-Pierre

Classification
Class : Teleostei
Order : Eupercaria i. s. (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Lethrinidae
Notes : No subspecies known.

Identification
Adults can reach a maximum length of 50 cm. Forehead rounded, lips fleshy and slightly protractile. Coloration usually light olive-green to gray with clear belly. Yellow-edged black spot often visible on middle of flanks. Fins pink to reddish.

Range and habitat
The species occurs in the Indo-Pacific region, from Red Sea and East Africa to Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to Australia. Occurs over sandy bottoms, coral rubble, in mangroves and near coral reefs, down to 20 meters deep.

Conservation
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is thought to be common throughout its range.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known

Observation

 

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