Size19 inches (48 cm)
DietFish, benthic crustaceans, other benthic intvertebrates
HabitatCoral-rich areas of outer reef slops during the day, forages over shallow reef flats at night
- Silvery white body with close-set oblique black bands. Median fins are yellow with black spots.
- Lips are yellow. Red spot at the base of the pectoral fins.
- Common length of about 19 inches (48 cm).
The yellowbanded sweetlips is also known as the “diagonal-banded sweetlips,” “Goldman’s sweetlips” or “lined sweetlips.”
- Diet consists of fish, benthic crustaceans and other benthic invertebrates.
- Occurs in the Western Pacific from the Ryukyu Islands in Japan south to Australia.
- During the day, found in coral-rich areas of outer reef slopes and channels at depths from 1-115 feet (1-35 m). At night, it forages over shallow reef flats.
- Also known as the “diagnonal-banded sweetlips,” “Goldman’s sweetlips” or “lined sweetlips.”
- Appears singly or in small schools.