Plectorhinchus polytaenia   (Bleeker,  1852) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, JE

Max. size: 40 cm

Color: Brown with 9 grey, yellow or white longitudinal bands outlined with dark brown; fins yellow, but sometimes striped in juveniles; eyes and lips yellowish; chin white.

Lips fleshy, moderately swollen with age; chin with 6 pores but no median pit; gillrakers on first arch 23 to 34 (7 to 12 on upper limb, 1 at corner and 15 to 21 on lower limb). Dorsal fin with 12 or 13 spines and 20 to 22 soft rays. Scales ctenoid (rough to touch). Lateral line with about 50 to 60 tubed scales.

Synonym (s)
Diagramma polytaenia Bleeker, 1852
Plectorhynchus polytaenia (Bleeker, 1852)

Common Name (s)
• Ribboned Sweetlips (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal


• West Coast INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.55) INDIA (Record: 04/1989-03/1990) (Depth: 50 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51) FAO, Rome 2 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sujatha, K (1995) Finfish constituents of trawl by-catch off Visakhapatnam Fishery Technology Society of Fisheries Technologists 32(1) 56-60 Available at - NIO, Goa

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