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Lethrinus obsoletus  (Forsskål, 1775)

Orange-striped emperor
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Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Lethrinidae (Emperors or scavengers) > Lethrininae
Etymology: Lethrinus: Greek, lethrinia, a fish pertaining to genus Pagellus.

Environnement / Climat / Gamme Écologie

; marin récifal; non migrateur; profondeur ? - 30 m (Ref. 2295).   Tropical, preferred 28°C (Ref. 107945); 27°N - 26°S, 33°E - 138°W

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Ryukyu Islands and east to French Polynesia.

Length at first maturity / Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm 23.7  range ? - 25.7 cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 30573); common length : 30.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 30573); âge max. reporté: 14 années (Ref. 2295)

Description synthétique Morphologie | Morphométrie

Épines dorsales (Total): 10; Rayons mous dorsaux (Total): 9; Épines anales 3; Rayons mous anaux: 8. The body is light tan or olive to brown, becoming lighter below. the centers of the scales are often lighter than the background color. The head, often, has several broad indistinct vertical and diagonal light and dark bands. Sometimes there are white spots below the eye. The posterior edge of the operculum is dark brown. An orange-yellow stripe is on the lower part of the side with two additional more faint orange-yellow stripes above and one below this stripe. The fins are whitish or tan, sometimes mottled.

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Found over seagrass beds (Ref. 41878), sand and rubble areas of lagoons and reefs (Ref. 30573). Found singly or in groups (Ref. 9710). Juveniles on weedy reefs (Ref. 48635). Feed on mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms (Ref. 30573). One of the commonest lethrinids along the coast of east Africa (Ref. 4369). Marketed fresh (Ref. 9775).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Gonochorism is inferred for this species as sizes of males and females overlapped and male gonad morphology is typical of secondarily derived testes (Ref. 103751). This may be supported further by the study of Ebisawa etal (2006) which characterised sexual pattern for this species as juvenile hermaphroditism indicating that sexual transition occurred before ovarian maturation, a case for non-functional hermaphroditism in Ref. 103751.

Référence principale Upload your references | Références | Coordinateur | Collaborateurs

Carpenter, K.E. and G.R. Allen, 1989. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 9. Emperor fishes and large-eye breams of the world (family Lethrinidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lethrinid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(9):118 p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 2295)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Harmless




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