Spotted Sweetlips, Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides Lacépède 1801
A Spotted Sweetlips, Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides, at Matamanoa, Fiji. Source: Paddy Ryan / http://www.ryanphotographic.com/. License: All rights reserved
Adults covered in brown spots with a whitish belly, while the juveniles are easily recognised by their large white spots on a brown background. Immature fish have a combination of large white spots and smaller dark spots.
A series of juvenile Spotted (Harlequin) Sweetlips at Panagsama, Moalboal, Philippines.
Video of a juvenile Spotted (Harlequin) Sweetlips possibly mimicking a poisonous flatworm.