Giant Sweetlips (species: Plectorhinchus albovittatus) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Plectorhinchus albovittatus
Giant Sweetlips

©Anne Hoggett: Plectorhinchus albovittatus at North Point, Lizard Island.

©Lyle Vail: Giant Sweetlips on the reef crest at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Plectorhinchus albovittatus on the reef crest at Dynamite Pass (Reef 14-140) near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Haemulidae
Genus Plectorhinchus
Species Plectorhinchus albovittatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 100 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa

  • Animalia: species: Plectorhinchus obscurus
    is an accepted name (WORMS accessed 4 Nov 2021) but the species does not seem to be known Australia: ALA (accessed 4 Nov 2021) lists the accepted name for records of that species in Australia is P. albovittatus. Hunter et al. (2010) record P. obscurus from the Lizard island area.


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Hunter, J.A., E. Ingram, R.D. Adlard, R.A. Bray and T.H. Cribb (2010). A cryptic complex of Transversotrema species (Digenea: Transversotrematidae) on labroid, haemulid and lethrinid fishes in the Indo-West Pacific region, including the description of three new species, Zootaxa, 2652: 17-32. LIRS catalog number 1313.
  • Miller, T.L. and T.H. Cribb (2007). Two new cryptogonimid genera Beluesca n. gen. and Chelediadema n. gen. (Digenea: Cryptogonimidae) from tropical Indo-West Pacific Haemulidae (Perciformes), Zootaxa, 1543: 45-60. LIRS catalog number 1064.
  • Miller, T.L. and T.H. Cribb (2007). Coevolution of Retrovarium n. gen. (Digenea: Cryptogonimidae) in Lutjanidae and Haemulidae (Perciformes) in the Indo-west Pacific, International Journal for Parasitology, 37: 1023-1045. LIRS catalog number 1127.
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