Gymnocranius euanus

Species: Gymnocranius euanus

English Name: Japanese Large-eye Bream

Chinese Name: 日本白鱲, 日本裸頂鯛

Family: Lethrinidae


The Japanese Large-eye Bream are bluish-grey with dark spots on its side. Can grow up to a length of 45 cm. Lives in sand and rubble areas adjacent to rock and coral reefs in lagoons and outer slopes. Preys on bottom-dwelling gastropods. Used for minor commercialization.

© 1997 Randall, John E.

© 1997 Randall, John E.

© 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.