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Lethrinus lentjan

(Lethrinus lentjan)

Description

Lethrinus lentjan is a species of emperor fish. It has a distinctive blood-red colouration around the margin of the gill covers. It is widespread around the Indo-West Pacific, and is reef-associated. This species is fished commercially and for sport.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Lethrinidae
Genus:Lethrinus
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