Gymnocranius frenatus

Species: Gymnocranius frenatus

English Name: Yellowsnout Large-eye Bream

Chinese Name: 黃吻裸頂鯛

Family: Lethrinidae


The Yellowsnout Large-eye Bream differs from the other emperor fishes through its yellow snout with blue strips. Can grow up to a length of 35 cm. Lives in sand, mud, and rubble areas. Preys on small bottom-living gastropods. Used for commercialization.

© 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.