Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips, yellowbanded sweetlips
Distribution: from eastern Africa and western Indian Ocean to Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia.
The juveniles from this species are colored very differently from the adults
Often confused with Plectorhinchus lineatus and Plectorhinchus lessonii.
at Denis Island (Denis & Bird) © tinoumer
at Club Med Seychelles (Mahé) © nst56
at Embudu (Male Atolls) © manceau
at Port Launay (Mahé) © nst56
at Nanatha Bay (Mozambique) © manceau
at Anse Source d’Argent (La Digue) © nicoleguillemin
at Bunaken (Indonesia)
at Tubod Marine Sanctuary (Philippines) © mluzvieira
at Baie Lazare (Mahé) © andyjukie
at Vilamendhoo (Ari Atoll) © dominique
at Anse Caiman (La Digue)
at Velidhu (Ari Atoll) © aurelie
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