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Orange Striped Emperor(Lethrinus obsoletus)

The Orange Striped Emperor (Lethrinus obsoletus) is a tropical fish species that is a member of the Tropical Emperors fish family Lethrinidae. This species can be found occurring in the warm tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region and its distribution extends from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Ryukyu Islands, Tonga, and Samoa. This species can be recognised by its light tan or olive to brown coloured body that becomes lighter below. The head generally has several broad indistinct vertical and diagonal light and dark bands and there sometimes may be white spots below the eye. One of the most distinguishing features is the orange-yellow stripe that can be found on the lower part of the side with two additional more faint orange-yellow stripes above and one below this stripe. The fins are whitish or tan, sometimes mottled. This species can be found occurring on coral reefs, over seagrass beds and in lagoons where it is generally solitary or found in small groups. It is known to feed on molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms. The Orange Striped Emperor () grows to a maximum length of approximately 60cm.

Photo Taken At : Puerto Galera - Philippines
Category : Bony Fishes
Family : Lethrinidae

© All Images copyright David Harasti.

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by 3DayEventer

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Are you guys (who post pictures) the photographers, or do you find them on other sites to post here?
Saw Sinbad today, at a tropical fish store in Chatsworth. He'll be back there on Saturday to drop off his 9ft boa that they are going to sell for him. Couldn't figure out why he looked so familiar, so I said "You look so familiar..." and he replied that it's because he's always in the store. Then someone called his name from the back of the store and he laughed and said "Or maybe you've seen me somewhere else" Ha! I felt like an idiot, but at least I wasn't gushing at him or something equally annoying; we just talked snakes & reptiles while they finished my sale & his paperwork about the snake

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