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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Lethrinidae Emperors or scavengers
Subfamily: Lethrininae
Genus: Lethrinus

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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Lethrinus amboinensis Bleeker, 1854

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lethrinus amboinensis
[Ambon emperor]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Lethrinus atkinsoni Seale, 1910

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lethrinus atkinsoni
[Pacific yellowtail emperor]



Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Lethrinus atlanticus Valenciennes, 1830

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Lethrinus atlanticus
[Atlantic emperor]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lethrinus borbonicus Valenciennes, 1830

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lethrinus borbonicus
[Snubnose emperor]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Lethrinus conchyliatus (Smith, 1959)

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Lethrinus conchyliatus
[Redaxil emperor]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Lethrinus crocineus Smith, 1959

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lethrinus crocineus
[Yellowtail emperor]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Lethrinus enigmaticus Smith, 1959

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lethrinus enigmaticus
[Blackeye emperor]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Lethrinus erythracanthus Valenciennes, 1830

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lethrinus erythracanthus
[Orange-spotted emperor]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Lethrinus erythropterus Valenciennes, 1830

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lethrinus erythropterus
[Longfin emperor]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Lethrinus genivittatus Valenciennes, 1830

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lethrinus genivittatus
[Longspine emperor]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Lethrinus haematopterus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Lethrinus haematopterus
[Chinese emperor]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Lethrinus harak (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Lethrinus harak
[Thumbprint emperor]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 56 cm TL
Lethrinus laticaudis Alleyne & Macleay, 1877

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lethrinus laticaudis
[Grass emperor]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Lethrinus lentjan (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Lethrinus lentjan
[Pink ear emperor]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Lethrinus mahsena (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lethrinus mahsena
[Sky emperor]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Lethrinus microdon Valenciennes, 1830

Photo by Photo by Steene, R.
 
Lethrinus microdon
[Smalltooth emperor]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Lethrinus miniatus (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lethrinus miniatus
[Trumpet emperor]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 87 cm TL
Lethrinus nebulosus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lethrinus nebulosus
[Spangled emperor]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Lethrinus obsoletus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lethrinus obsoletus
[Orange-striped emperor]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Lethrinus olivaceus Valenciennes, 1830

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lethrinus olivaceus
[Longface emperor]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Lethrinus ornatus Valenciennes, 1830

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lethrinus ornatus
[Ornate emperor]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Lethrinus ravus Carpenter & Randall, 2003

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lethrinus ravus
[Drab emperor]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Lethrinus reticulatus Valenciennes, 1830

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lethrinus reticulatus
[Red snout emperor]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Lethrinus rubrioperculatus Sato, 1978

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lethrinus rubrioperculatus
[Spotcheek emperor]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Lethrinus semicinctus Valenciennes, 1830

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Lethrinus semicinctus
[Black blotch emperor]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Lethrinus variegatus Valenciennes, 1830

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lethrinus variegatus
[Slender emperor]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm FL
Lethrinus xanthochilus Klunzinger, 1870

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lethrinus xanthochilus
[Yellowlip emperor]



27 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lethrinus amboinensis Ambon emperor Pacific Ocean 70 TL 1854
Lethrinus atkinsoni Pacific yellowtail emperor Pacific Ocean 50 TL 1910
Lethrinus atlanticus Atlantic emperor Eastern Central Atlantic 50 TL 1830
Lethrinus borbonicus Snubnose emperor Indian Ocean 40 TL 1830
Lethrinus conchyliatus Redaxil emperor Indian Ocean 76 TL 1959
Lethrinus crocineus Yellowtail emperor Western Indian Ocean 60 TL 1959
Lethrinus enigmaticus Blackeye emperor Western Indian Ocean 55 TL 1959
Lethrinus erythracanthus Orange-spotted emperor Indo-Pacific 70 TL 1830
Lethrinus erythropterus Longfin emperor Indo-West Pacific 50 TL 1830
Lethrinus genivittatus Longspine emperor Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1830
Lethrinus haematopterus Chinese emperor Northwest Pacific 45 TL 1844
Lethrinus harak Thumbprint emperor Indo-West Pacific 50 TL 1775
Lethrinus laticaudis Grass emperor Western Pacific 56 TL 1877
Lethrinus lentjan Pink ear emperor Indo-West Pacific 52 TL 1802
Lethrinus mahsena Sky emperor Indian Ocean 65 TL 1775
Lethrinus microdon Smalltooth emperor Indo-West Pacific 80 TL 1830
Lethrinus miniatus Trumpet emperor Western Pacific 90 TL 1801
Lethrinus nebulosus Spangled emperor Indo-West Pacific 87 TL 1775
Lethrinus obsoletus Orange-striped emperor Indo-Pacific 60 TL 1775
Lethrinus olivaceus Longface emperor Indo-West Pacific 100 TL 1830
Lethrinus ornatus Ornate emperor Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1830
Lethrinus ravus Drab emperor Western Pacific 25 SL 2003
Lethrinus reticulatus Red snout emperor Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1830
Lethrinus rubrioperculatus Spotcheek emperor Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1978
Lethrinus semicinctus Black blotch emperor Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1830
Lethrinus variegatus Slender emperor Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1830
Lethrinus xanthochilus Yellowlip emperor Indo-Pacific 70 FL 1870



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