Lethrinus borbonicus   Valenciennes,  1830 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Lethrinidae

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Description
Size: Max length 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; common length 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed

Color: Body dark gray or yellow-brown, head is brown-gray. The centers of scales are lighter. Sometimes there is an irregular pattern of broken dusky bars becoming whitish on the lower part of the body. The pectoral and pelvic fins are white of pinkish. The dorsal and anal fins are mottled white or yellowish with reddish edge. The caudal fin has indistinct reddish bands. The inner surface of the pectoral fin base is densely scaled; posterior angle of the operculum is fully scaled, cheeks without scales.

Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; dorsal soft rays (total):9-9; anal spines: 3; anal soft rays: 8.


Synonym (s)
Lethrinus bungus Valenciennes, 1830
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Prey:  Echinoderms, mollusks and crustaceans

Biogeography


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Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at - http://www.reefindia.org/
  • Mahmoud, MU; Mekkawy, AAI and H. Ahemed, SA (2005) Scale characteristics of seven species of genus Lethrinus (family Lethrinidae) from the Red Sea, Egypt Egyptian Journal of Zoology 44 545-580
  • Letourneur, Y; Chabanet, P; Durville, P; Taquet, M; Teissier, E; Parmentier, M; Quero, JC and Pothin, K (2004) An updated checklist of the marine fish fauna of Reunion Island, south-western Indian Ocean Cybium 28(3) 199-216
  • Chabanet, P and Patrick, D (2005) Reef Fish Inventory of Juan De Novas Natural Park (Western Indian Ocean) Western Indian Ocean Journal Marine Sciences 2005 WIOMSA 4 145-162
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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