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Marine spacies of Thailand

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Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips

Binomial name: Plectorhinchus vittatus, Carolus Linnaeus, 1758

The Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus vittatus, is a species of grunt native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. This species can be found on both coral and rock reefs at depths from 2 to 25 m.

Description

The Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips reach up to 72 cm in SL. Juveniles are striped black. As they age, the stripes in the tail are replaced by black dots on a yellow background.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Perciformes
Family
Haemulidae
Genus
Plectorhinchus
Species
Plectorhinchus vittatus

Synonyms

  • Bodianus cuvier, John Joseph Bennett (1829)
  • Plectorhinchus orientalis, Marcus Elieser Bloch (1793)
  • Gaterin orientalis, Marcus Elieser Bloch (1793)
  • Anthias orientalis, Marcus Elieser Bloch (1793)
  • Perca vittata, Carolus Linnaeus (1758)

Conservation status

Not Evaluated (IUCN3.1)

Not Evaluated (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips
Plectorhinchus vittatus

Range Map

Range map of Plectorhinchus vittatus in Thailand