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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Haemulidae Grunts
Subfamily: Plectorhinchinae
Genus: Plectorhinchus

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Plectorhinchus albovittatus (Rüppell, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Plectorhinchus albovittatus
[Two-striped sweetlips]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Plectorhinchus caeruleonothus Johnson & Wilmer, 2015

Photo by Photo by Bright, B.
 
Plectorhinchus caeruleonothus
[Blue bastard]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Plectorhinchus ceylonensis (Smith, 1956)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Plectorhinchus ceylonensis
[Sri Lanka sweetlips]



Indo_West Pacific
Max. Length 72 cm TL
Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides Lacepède, 1801

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides
[Harlequin sweetlips]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 41 cm SL
Plectorhinchus chrysotaenia (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Plectorhinchus chrysotaenia
[Yellow-striped sweetlips]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Plectorhinchus chubbi (Regan, 1919)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectorhinchus chubbi
[Dusky rubberlip]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Plectorhinchus cinctus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectorhinchus cinctus
[Crescent sweetlips]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Plectorhinchus diagrammus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectorhinchus diagrammus
[Striped sweetlips]
No picture found


 
Plectorhinchus faetela
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus
[Lemonfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Plectorhinchus gaterinus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Plectorhinchus gaterinus
[Blackspotted rubberlip]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Plectorhinchus gibbosus (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Plectorhinchus gibbosus
[Harry hotlips]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Plectorhinchus lessonii (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectorhinchus lessonii
[Lesson's thicklip]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 72 cm TL
Plectorhinchus lineatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Plectorhinchus lineatus
[Yellowbanded sweetlips]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Plectorhinchus macrolepis (Boulenger, 1899)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Plectorhinchus macrolepis
[Biglip grunt]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 28.5 cm SL
Plectorhinchus macrospilus Satapoomin & Randall, 2000

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectorhinchus macrospilus
[Largespot sweetlips]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm SL
Plectorhinchus mediterraneus (Guichenot, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Plectorhinchus mediterraneus
[Rubberlip grunt]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Plectorhinchus multivittatus (Macleay, 1878)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Plectorhinchus multivittatus
[Many-lined sweetlips]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Plectorhinchus obscurus (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectorhinchus obscurus
[Giant sweetlips]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Plectorhinchus paulayi Steindachner, 1895

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Plectorhinchus paulayi
[Zebra sweetlip]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 83 cm TL
Plectorhinchus pictus (Tortonese, 1936)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectorhinchus pictus
[Trout sweetlips]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 84 cm TL
Plectorhinchus picus (Cuvier, 1828)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Plectorhinchus picus
[Painted sweetlip]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Plectorhinchus plagiodesmus Fowler, 1935

Photo by Photo by Tyler, E.
 
Plectorhinchus plagiodesmus
[Barred rubberlip]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Plectorhinchus playfairi (Pellegrin, 1914)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectorhinchus playfairi
[Whitebarred rubberlip]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Plectorhinchus polytaenia (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectorhinchus polytaenia
[Ribboned sweetlips]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Plectorhinchus schotaf (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plectorhinchus schotaf
[Minstrel sweetlips]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Plectorhinchus sordidus (Klunzinger, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Plectorhinchus sordidus
[Sordid rubberlip]
No picture found


 
Plectorhinchus umbrinus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 72 cm SL
Plectorhinchus vittatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Plectorhinchus vittatus
[Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Plectorhinchus albovittatus Two-striped sweetlips Indo-West Pacific 100 SL 1838
Plectorhinchus caeruleonothus Blue bastard Southwest Pacific 100 TL 2015
Plectorhinchus ceylonensis Sri Lanka sweetlips Indian Ocean 44 TL 1956
Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides Harlequin sweetlips Indo_West Pacific 72 TL 1801
Plectorhinchus chrysotaenia Yellow-striped sweetlips Western Pacific 41 SL 1855
Plectorhinchus chubbi Dusky rubberlip Indo-West Pacific 75 TL 1919
Plectorhinchus cinctus Crescent sweetlips Indo-West Pacific 60 TL 1843
Plectorhinchus diagrammus Striped sweetlips Western Pacific 40 TL 1758
Plectorhinchus faetela Western Indian Ocean 1775
Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus Lemonfish Indo-West Pacific 60 TL 1830
Plectorhinchus gaterinus Blackspotted rubberlip Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1775
Plectorhinchus gibbosus Harry hotlips Indo-West Pacific 75 TL 1802
Plectorhinchus lessonii Lesson's thicklip Western Pacific 40 TL 1830
Plectorhinchus lineatus Yellowbanded sweetlips Western Pacific 72 TL 1758
Plectorhinchus macrolepis Biglip grunt Eastern Atlantic 45 TL 1899
Plectorhinchus macrospilus Largespot sweetlips Eastern Indian Ocean 28.5 SL 2000
Plectorhinchus mediterraneus Rubberlip grunt Eastern Atlantic 80 SL 1850
Plectorhinchus multivittatus Many-lined sweetlips Western Pacific 50 TL 1878
Plectorhinchus obscurus Giant sweetlips Indo-Pacific 100 TL 1872
Plectorhinchus paulayi Zebra sweetlip Western Indian Ocean 45 TL 1895
Plectorhinchus pictus Trout sweetlips Indo-West Pacific 83 TL 1936
Plectorhinchus picus Painted sweetlip Indo-Pacific 84 TL 1828
Plectorhinchus plagiodesmus Barred rubberlip Western Indian Ocean 90 TL 1935
Plectorhinchus playfairi Whitebarred rubberlip Western Indian Ocean 90 TL 1914
Plectorhinchus polytaenia Ribboned sweetlips Indo-West Pacific 50 TL 1853
Plectorhinchus schotaf Minstrel sweetlips Indo-West Pacific 80 TL 1775
Plectorhinchus sordidus Sordid rubberlip Western Indian Ocean 60 TL 1870
Plectorhinchus umbrinus Western Indian Ocean 1870
Plectorhinchus vittatus Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips Indo-West Pacific 72 SL 1758



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