Scientific Name
Plectorhinchus albovittatus  
Plectorhinchus albovittatus白帶胡椒鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Rüppell, 1838) Depth 2 - 50M
Chinese 白帶胡椒鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 石鱸科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F374 Haemulidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 白帶胡椒鯛 
Max Length 83 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 厚嘴仔、打鐵婆、白帶石鱸、厚嘴唇(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan LanI Is. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality Massaua, Red Sea 
Synonyms Diagramma albovittatum, Diagramma giganteum, Gaterin albovittatus, Gaterin harrawayi, Plectorhinchus harrawayi, Plectorhinchus obscurus, Plectorinchus albovittatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055815. ASIZP0802629. FRIP21118. FRIP22114. FRIP22421.  
Common Name Two-stripe sweetlips; Two-striped sweetlips; Yellow lined sweetlips; Giant sweetlips 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays XIII, 17; anal-fin rays III, 7; pectoral-fin rays17. Body depth 2.5 to 2.7 times in standard length. Body deeper with growth, loose the lower stripe and develop a cream-colored belly. Juvenile is orange with broad black stripe, one running mid-laterally and the other along upper sides at about 10 cm. Adults mainly grey with black fin markings.
habitats Found in clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Juveniles in shallow turbid coastal areas. Adults usually solitary, occasionally in pairs; on deep reefs or with sea mounts. Feed on benthic animals and fishes. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea to Celebes, north to Taiwan. Taiwan: Lanyu.  
Utility Commercial fishery and aquarium species.