Oriental sweetlips

Juveniles are striped black.

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The Oriental sweetlips lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 2 - 25 m environment.

The Oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus vittatus, a sweetlips of the family Haemulidae, is found in Indo-West Pacific oceans. Its length is up to 85 cm. Juveniles are striped black. As they age, the black is reduced and become more yellow.. More

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Oriental Sweetlips will eat a wide range of ornamental crustaceans, motile invertebrates, and small fish they can swallow whole. They are not a threat to corals or healthy clams. More

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Oriental SweetlipsThe body of the oriental sweetlips is oblong, tall and compressed. Its mouth is small and lips thick. The flanks are distinguished by six or seven black striations lengthwise; the two central striations extend all the way to the caudal fin. More

Oriental Sweetlips are bottom feeders that do best on a diet of live crustaceans and frozen meaty foods. They may eat small fish and crustaceans. They will not harm corals, but they may topple reefs as they rummage through substrate. More

The Oriental Sweetlips is a distinctive inhabitant of Micronesian waters. It undergoes a remarkable change in appearance as it matures, transforming from mostly dark brown with a few cream blotches, to dramatically striped as an adult. More

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Common names

Diagramme oriental in French (français)
Gaterin bagnard de l'Océan Indien in French (français)
Geedoy in Somali (Soomaaliga)
Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips in English
Indisk gryntefisk in Danish (dansk)
Oriental blubber-lips in English
oriental sweetlip in English
Oriental sweetlips in English
Oriental thicklip in English
silverbanded sweetlip in English

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Haemulidae
Genus : Plectorhinchus
Species : Plectorhinchus vittatus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758