Lethrinus erythracanthus, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Lethrinus erythracanthus, Juvenile.
Lethrinus erythracanthus, Maldives, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Large head with rounded upper profile, dark body with variable diffuse pale areas, sometimes with spots arranged in rows, contrasts with blue-grey head, and yellow or red rear fins. Juveniles with brown body broken by thin white stripes along side, pointed snout.
Max Size: 70 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 24.2-31.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Soft sediment
Habitat Generalisation Index: 3.9
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (3% 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: Solitary (1 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