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Plectorhinchus macrospilus

Plectorhinchus macrospilusis commonly referred to as Largespot Sweetlips, Lagespottet Thicklips, Andaman Sweetlips. 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: Similan-Inseln, Thailand, Andamanensee

/ 34,7cm Gesamtlänge / 11.02.1979
Courtesy of the author Dr. John Ernest (Jack) Randall (†), Hawaii . Please visit hbs.bishopmuseum.org for more information.

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lexID:
14092 
AphiaID:
273491 
Scientific:
Plectorhinchus macrospilus 
German:
Großfleckige Süßlippe 
English:
Largespot Sweetlips, Lagespottet Thicklips, Andaman Sweetlips 
Category:
Sötläppar / Grymtor 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopteri (Class) > Eupercaria incertae sedis (Order) > Haemulidae (Family) > Plectorhinchus (Genus) > macrospilus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Satapoomin & Randall, 2000 
Sea depth:
5 - 30 Meter 
Size:
28,5 cm - 34,7 cm 
Temperature:
28,4°C - 29,4°C 
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:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-09-15 16:56:09 

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The sweetlips Plectorhinchus macrospilus stands out due to its significantly larger black body spots, especially when the pattern is compared to that of the black-spotted sweetlips (Plectorhinchus gaterinus).
To observe Plectorhinchus macrospilus in the wild, divers must look mainly in caves, crevices, and rocky reefs where the fish lives well protected.

Juvenile sweetlips of this species look distinctly different from adults, they have only a few black dot spots on the ventral side, but thick dark stripes are visible on the upper side of the body, but these disappear as they grow.

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