Gnathodentex aureolineatus

Species: Gnathodentex aureolineatus

English Name: Goldlined Emperor, Striped Large-eye Bream

Chinese Name: 金带鲷, 金帶齒頜鯛

Family: Lethrinidae


The body of the Striped Large-eye Bream is silverfish blue with strips of yellow on it. Can grow up to a length of 30 cm. Lives in the subtidal reef flats, lagoons, and seaward reefs. Preys at night on benthic invertebrates like crabs and gastropods. Used commercially for human consumption.

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– 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.