Thumbprint Emperor, Black Blotch Emperor, Blackspot Emperor
Lethrinus harak, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Lethrinus harak, Maldives, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Lethrinus harak, Hudson Is, Great Barrier Reef, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
Pearly white to brassy with an elongate dark blotch below lateral line, often surrounded by yellow. Shallow sandy lagoons and sheltered reefs.
Max Size: 50 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.8-31.5°C
Depth: 0-20 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Seagrass, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Rare (1% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland