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.
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) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2021-08-12 14:07:42
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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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