Orangespotted Emperor, Lethrinus erythracanthus Valenciennes 1830


Other Names: Orange-finned Emperor, Orange-spotted Emperor, Yellow-spotted Emperor

An Orangespotted Emperor, Lethrinus erythracanthus, at Vilamendhoo, Maldives. Source: Jim Greenfield / FishBase. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A large dark grey emperor with a greyish-blue head and yellow to yellowish-orange fins. Juveniles are yellowish with a grey head and narrow whitish broken lines or stripes along the sides.

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Dianne J. Bray, Lethrinus erythracanthus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Jun 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2458

Orangespotted Emperor, Lethrinus erythracanthus Valenciennes 1830

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Distribution

Known from offshore reefs of WA (Rowley Shoals and Scott Reef) to the Arafura Sea northwest of Cobourg Peninsula, NT, and from the northern Great Barrier Reef to off Yepoon, QLD; also on the Norfolk Ridge north of Norfolk Island in the Australian EEZ. the species occurs elsewhere in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.
Inhabits deep lagoons and outer reef slopes in depths of 15-120 m.

Fisheries

Fished commercially in parts of its range.

Species Citation

Lethrinus erythracanthus Valenciennes, 1830, Hist. Nat. Poissons 6: 314. Type locality: Luganor.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Orangespotted Emperor, Lethrinus erythracanthus Valenciennes 1830

References


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls.

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Carpenter, K.E. 2001. Sparidae, Lethrinidae. pp. 2990-3050 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 5 2791-3379 pp.

Carpenter, K.E. & Allen, G.R. 1989. FAO Species Catalogue. Emperor fishes and large-eye breams of the world (family Lethrinidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lethrinid species known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis. No. 125, Vol. 9. Rome : FAO 118 pp.

Grant, E.M. 1975. Guide to Fishes. Brisbane : Queensland Government, Co-ordinator General’s Department 640 pp.

Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Biodiversity of shallow reef fish assemblages in Western Australia using a rapid censusing technique. Records of the Western Australian Museum 20: 247-270.

Hutchins, J.B., Williams, D.McB., Newman, S.J., Cappo, M. & Speare, P. 1995. New records of fishes for the Rowley Shoals and Scott/Seringapatam Reefs, off north-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 17: 119-123.

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls.

Randall, J.E., 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 720 pp.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.

Russell, B.C. & Houston, W. 1989. Offshore fishes of the Arafura Sea. The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 6(1): 69-84.

Valenciennes, A. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1830. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. Paris : Levrault Vol. 6 559 pp. pls 141-169.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37351025

Depth:15-120 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:70 cm TL

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