Size19 inches (48 cm)
DietFish, benthic crustaceans, other benthic intvertebrates
HabitatCoral-rich areas of outer reef slopes
- Silvery white body with close-set black bands. Median fins are yellow with black spots.
- The lips are yellow with a 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 to Australia.
- During the day, found in coral-rich areas of outer reef slopes and channels at depths down to 115 feet (35 m). At night, it forages over shallow reef flats.
- Oviparous, egg-laying species. Forms distinct pairs during breeding,
- Spawns in open water.
- “Not Evaluated” on the IUCN Red List.
- Also known as the “diagonal-banded sweetlips,” “Goldman’s sweetlips” or “lined sweetlips.”
- Appears singly or in small schools.