Goldspotted Sweetlips, Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus (Ehrenberg 1830)


Other Names: Gold-spot Blubber-lips, Goldspot Sweetlip Bream, Gold-spotted Sweetlips, Lemon Sweetlips, Morwong, Netted Morwong, Netted Sweetlips, Rubberlip, Yellow-spotted Sweetlip

A Goldspotted Sweetlips, Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus, at The Mooring, Wheeler Reef, Great Barrier Reef. Source: Richard Ling / Flickr. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
A greyish to greyish-brown sweetlips with orange and blue lines on the head, small orange spots on the upper body, dorsal and caudal fins, and a dusky lower margin on the caudal fin.

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Dianne J. Bray, Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/454

Goldspotted Sweetlips, Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus (Ehrenberg 1830)

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Distribution

Widespread in Australia from Geographe Bay, WA, around the tropical north to Moruya, NSW. Found elsewhere in the tropical Indo-West Pacific. Inhabits sheltered coastal reefs and lagoons, often in silty areas. Juveniles can be found in weed beds in estuaries and harbours.

Feeding

Feeds mostly on small fishes and crustaceans.

Species Citation

Diagramma flavomaculatum Ehrenberg, 1830, Hist. Nat. Poiss. 5: 304. Type loc:ality: Red Sea.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Goldspotted Sweetlips, Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus (Ehrenberg 1830)

References


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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37350007

Depth:2-25 m

Fishing:Commercial fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:60 cm TL

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