Gymnocranius elongatus

Species: Gymnocranius elongatus

English Name: Forktail Large-eye Bream

Chinese Name: 長裸頂鯛

Family: Lethrinidae


The body of the Forktail Large-eye Bream is silverfish with strips of greenish-brown. Can grow up to a length of 35 cm. Lives in sandy or low-relief rocky bottoms. Preys on bottom-living invertebrates. Used for minor commercialization.

© 1985 Sainsbury, Keith

© 1985 Sainsbury, Keith

© 1989 R. Swainston

© 1989 R. Swainston

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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.