Gymnocranius microdon

Species: Gymnocranius microdon

English Name: Blue-spotted Large-eye Bream

Chinese Name: 藍點裸頂鯛

Family: Lethrinidae

Description:

The Blue-spotted Large-eye Bream has a silver body with blue spots on its snout. It has 10 dorsal spines, 9-10 dorsal soft rays, 3 anal spines and 9-10 anal soft rays. Can grow up to a length of 45 cm. Lives in sandy and rubble bottoms near rock and coral reefs. Preys on bottom-dwelling invertebrates. Used for minor commercialization.

© 1989 R. Swainston

© 1989 R. Swainston

© 1997 Randall, John E.

© 1997 Randall, John E.

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References:

- Carpenter, K.E. and G.R. Allen, 1989. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 9. Emperor fishes and large-eye breams of the world (family Lethrinidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lethrinid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(9):118 p. Rome: FAO.