Lethrinus miniatus, Adult, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
High body, long snout, upper head profile slightly concave, orange markings on face around eyes, base of pectoral fins with bright orange-red patch, often displays dark and light bars on body but can rapidly change markings. An important commercial and recreational fish species on the Great Barrier Reef.
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 (4 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