Blackfin slatey

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Blackfin slatey
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Haemulidae
Genus: Diagramma
Species: D. melanacrum
Binomial name
Diagramma melanacrum
(Johnson & Randall, 2001 )

The blackfin slatey or black-foot sweetlips, Diagramma melanacrum, is a species of marine fish in the family Haemulidae.[1]

The blackfin slatey is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the central Indo-Pacific region from Indonesia to Philippines and Borneo.[2] This species reaches a length of 45 cm (18 in).[3] Its name comes from its black inferior fins; it also has distinctive black dots on the body which form diagonal lines.


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  3. ^ Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka, 2001. Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 1. Eels- Snappers, Muraenidae - Lutjanidae. Zoonetics, Australia. 302 p.

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