Spotcheek Emperor, Lethrinus rubrioperculatus Sato 1978

Other Names: Red-eared Emperor, Red-ears, Red-edged Emperor, Scarlet-cheek Emperor, Spot Cheek Emperor

A Spotcheek Emperor, Lethrinus rubrioperculatus, at Komodo, Indonesia, August 2015. Source: Mark Rosenstein / License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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Spotcheek Emperor, Lethrinus rubrioperculatus Sato 1978


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