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Lethrinus rubrioperculatus Spotcheek emperor

Lethrinus rubrioperculatusis commonly referred to as Spotcheek emperor. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Dr. John Ernest (Jack) Randall (†), Hawaii

Foto: Mauritius, Westlicher Indischer Ozean

/ Gesamtlänge 23,5cm
Courtesy of the author Dr. John Ernest (Jack) Randall (†), Hawaii Please visit hbs.bishopmuseum.org for more information.

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lexID:
14045 
AphiaID:
212077 
Scientific:
Lethrinus rubrioperculatus 
German:
Wagenfleck-Schnapper 
English:
Spotcheek Emperor 
Category:
Snappers 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopteri (Class) > Eupercaria incertae sedis (Order) > Lethrinidae (Family) > Lethrinus (Genus) > rubrioperculatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Sato, 1978 
Occurrence:
Admiralty Islands, American Samoa, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Caroline Island, China, Christmas Islands, Comores, Cook Islands, Coral sea, Corea, East Africa, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Komodo (Komodo Island), Madagascar, Malaysia, Marquesas Islands, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Nauru, New Caledonia, New South Wales (Australia), Northern Mariana Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Okinawa, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Réunion , Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Timor, Timor Sea, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Western Australia, Yellow Sea, Zanzibar 
Sea depth:
10 - 198 Meter 
Size:
11.81" - 19.69" (30cm - 50cm) 
Temperature:
72.32 °F - 82.94 °F (22.4°C - 28.3°C) 
Food:
Clams, Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Invertebrates, Snails, Starfishs, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-08-13 12:01:30 

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This snapper is found mainly over sand and rubble flats of the outer reef slopes and is considered a mesocarnivorous fish.
Lethrinus rubrioperculatus is often found in large schools and prefers hard bottoms under oceanic influences such as reef slopes, offshore banks and reefs.

The snapper is an excellent food fish that is pursued with angling, fish traps and nets.

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