Plectorhinchus lessonii, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Plectorhinchus lessonii, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Plectorhinchus lessonii, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Plectorhinchus lessonii, Coral Sea, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Four wide dark stripes from snout to tail, with more stripes on head, pale unmarked belly, yellow dorsal, anal and tail fins with large black spots and a yellow snout. Similar P. vittatus (Oriental Sweetlips) is distinguished by location, and has stripes on belly and yellow pectoral fin, whileP. lineatus (Oblique-banded Sweetlips) has oblique bands rather than horizontal.
Max Size: 40 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.6-30.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (6% 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