Scientific Name
Plectorhinchus lessonii  
Plectorhinchus lessonii雷氏胡椒鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1830) Depth 1 - 30M
Chinese 雷氏胡椒鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 石鱸科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F374 Haemulidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 少耙胡椒鯛 
Max Length 40 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 花臉仔、打鐵婆、六線妞妞、雷氏石鱸、厚嘴唇(台東)、粗圭誌(澎湖)、厚皮老(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Waigeo, Indonesia 
Synonyms Diagramma lessonii, Plectorhinchus lessoni, Plectorhynchus diagrammus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.5(FAO, 2001)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1830 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055748. ASIZP0055749. ASIZP0055819. ASIZP0058778. ASIZP0059474. ASIZP0060389. ASIZP0061704. ASIZP0063495. ASIZP0065840. ASIZP0065843. ASIZP0065863. ASIZP0067542. ASIZP0067559. ASIZP0078372. ASIZP0801078. ASIZP0801086. ASIZP0801087. ASIZP0802726. ASIZP0802813. ASIZP0807143. ASIZP0900151. ASIZP0911078. ASIZP0911086. ASIZP0911087. ASIZP0912726. ASIZP0912813. ASIZP0917143. BPBMI18666. FRIP00866. FRIP20153. FRIP20248. FRIP20316. FRIP21164. FRIP21195. NMMBP02296. NMMSTP00769. NMMSTP01641. ...List all 41 records... 
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2016-01-26,Yu-Ming,CO1,100%
Common Name Striped sweetlips 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays XIII, 19-20; anal-fin rays III, 7 ; pectoral-fin rays16. Chin with 6 pores and no median pit containing a pore on each side; Chin naked, frequently swollen with age; no antrorse spine; swimbladder without horn-like extensions anteriorly. Juveniles with 3 or 4 white stripes on a dark brown or black body, changing to about 4 dark brown stripes above pectoral-fin base, none below except 2 below eye on head; pelvic fins with anterior half except margin black or dark brow.
habitats Occurs in lagoons, usually in caves along steep slopes. Juveniles found in shallow lagoons or protected shallow reefs. During the day, occur under coral ledges of channel and outer reef slopes. Feed on benthic animals and fishes. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Malaysia to Melanesia, north to Japan. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu, Penghu, Lanyu, Lyudao, North, East, North-East. 
Utility Commercial fishery and aquarium species.