Plectorhinchus multivittatus, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Plectorhinchus multivittatus, Adult, Torres Strait, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
Body with yellow dots forming oblique wavy lines on upper body and wavy horizontal lines on face, finer yellow spots against pale blue on lower body, and yellow fins. Differs from P. chrysotaenia (Goldlined Sweetlips), found eastern Australia, by location and in more dense yellow body markings.
Max Size: 50 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 21.5-32.2°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (18% 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: Few (3 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