Redspot emperor snapper (Lethrinus lentjan)

Redspot emperor snapper (Lethrinus lentjan)

ID: Dorsal fin continuous with X spines and 9 or 10 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 8 to 10 soft rays. Posterior margin of opercle red and base of pectoral fin often red in life.

Biology: Inhabits coastal waters, often over sandy bottom and including seagrass beds, coral reefs, rocky reefs, to depths of 220 m. Feed on echinoderms, crustaceans, molluscs, fish and poliychaetes.

Collection information: Fish market