Redspot Emperor, Lethrinus lentjan (Lacépède 1802)


Other Names: Pink Ear Emperor, Pink-eared Emperor, Purple-eared Emperor, Purple-headed Emperor, Red Spot Emperor

Redspot Emperors, Lethrinus lentjan, on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Source: Graham Edgar / Reef Life Survey. License: CC by Attribution

Summary:
Olive-green above, paler below, scales with whitish centres; posterior margin of gill cover and sometimes pectoral-fin base red; dorsal fin white with orange mottling and a reddish margin; caudal fin with orange to reddish mottling; pectoral fin whitish, yellowish or orange.

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Redspot Emperor, Lethrinus lentjan (Lacépède 1802)

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Features

Meristic features: Dorsal fin X, 9; Anal fin III, 8; Pectoral fin 13; Lateral line scales 46-47.
Body moderately deep, 35.7-38.5% of SL, dorsal profile above eye straight, cheek naked; inner surface of pectoral-fin base scaled or naked; 6 scale rows (including small scales beneath dorsal fin base) between lateral line and base of middle dorsal fin spine. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Redspot Emperor, Lethrinus lentjan (Lacépède 1802)

References


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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37351007

Biology:Changes sex

Depth:0-84 m

Fishing:Commercial, recreational fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:52 cm TL

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