Lethrinus genivittatus, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Lethrinus genivittatus, Juvenile, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Highly variable in colour and markings, which can change rapidly. Often mottled tan or brown with dark and pale blotches and stripes, and darker squarish blotch on body, level with eye under 3rd and 4th spine of dorsal fin. Extended 2nd dorsal spine.
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: Several (5 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