Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips

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Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips
Maldives Oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus vittatus.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Haemulidae
Genus: Plectorhinchus
P. vittatus
Binomial name
Plectorhinchus vittatus
  • Perca vittata Linnaeus, 1758
  • Anthias orientalis Bloch, 1793
  • Gaterin orientalis (Bloch, 1793)
  • Plectorhinchus orientalis (Bloch, 1793)
  • Bodianus cuvier J. W. Bennett, 1829

The Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus vittatus, is a species of grunt native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. This species can be found on both coral and rock reefs at depths from 2 to 25 m (6.6 to 82.0 ft).[1]


The Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips reach up to 72 cm (28 in) in SL. Juveniles are striped black. As they age, the stripes in the tail are replaced by black dots on a yellow background.


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Plectorhinchus vittatus" in FishBase. August 2013 version.