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

©Kendall Clements: Plectorhinchus lessonii at Hicks Reef near Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Plectorhinchus lessonii in a cavern at Dynamite Pass (Reef 14-140) near Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Juvenile Plectorhinchus lessonii, 3-4 cm long, raised in aquarium from light-trap caught settler at Lizard Island. Aquarium photo.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Haemulidae
Genus Plectorhinchus
Species Plectorhinchus lessonii



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 40 cm (Length according to Allen et al, 2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Holbrook, S.J., R.J. Schmitt, V. Messmer, A.J. Brooks, M. Srinivasan, P.L. Munday and G.P. Jones (2015). Reef fishes in biodiversity hotspots are at greatest risk from loss of coral species, PLOS One, doi10.1371/journal.pone.0124054. LIRS catalog number 1915.