Giant Sweetlips, Giant Thicklip, Indian Grunt, Two-stripe Sweetlips
Plectorhinchus albovittatus, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Plectorhinchus albovittatus, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Plectorhinchus albovittatus, Photo: Tim Alexander
Heavy, dark mottled body, usually with a broad diffuse pale bar vertically on mid body, black margins on dorsal, anal and tail fins, and orange colour in spiny dorsal fin visible if extended. Also distinguished by large size. Small juveniles with 2-3 broad black stripes along body with thin white/yellow stripes in between and a pale belly. Intermediate stages with up to for dark stripes which fade to pale grey before taking on adult colouration.
Max Size: 100 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.8-30.5°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (5% 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