Plectorhinchus schotaf (Forsskål, 1775)
Minstrel sweetlips
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Plectorhinchus schotaf
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Haemulidae (Grunts), subfamily: Plectorhinchinae
Max. size:  80 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 80 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: eastern Africa south to Port St. Johns, South Africa and east to the western Pacific.
Biology:  Found around rocks and corals from the surf zone to a depth of 80 m (Ref. 2799). Enters estuaries and rivers in Seychelles, Madagascar and South Africa (Ref. 2135). Juveniles occur in tide pools (Ref. 9710).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 28 June 2018 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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