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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Haemulidae Grunts
Subfamily: Plectorhinchinae
Genus: Plectorhinchus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Plectorhinchus albovittatus Two-striped sweetlips Indo-West Pacific 100 SL 1838
Plectorhinchus caeruleonothus Blue bastard Southwest Pacific 100 TL 2015
Plectorhinchus ceylonensis Sri Lanka sweetlips Indian Ocean 44 TL 1956
Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides Harlequin sweetlips Indo_West Pacific 72 TL 1801
Plectorhinchus chrysotaenia Yellow-striped sweetlips Western Pacific 41 SL 1855
Plectorhinchus chubbi Dusky rubberlip Indo-West Pacific 75 TL 1919
Plectorhinchus cinctus Crescent sweetlips Indo-West Pacific 60 TL 1843
Plectorhinchus diagrammus Striped sweetlips Western Pacific 40 TL 1758
Plectorhinchus faetela Western Indian Ocean 1775
Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus Lemonfish Indo-West Pacific 60 TL 1830
Plectorhinchus gaterinus Blackspotted rubberlip Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1775
Plectorhinchus gibbosus Harry hotlips Indo-West Pacific 75 TL 1802
Plectorhinchus lessonii Lesson's thicklip Western Pacific 40 TL 1830
Plectorhinchus lineatus Yellowbanded sweetlips Western Pacific 72 TL 1758
Plectorhinchus macrolepis Biglip grunt Eastern Atlantic 45 TL 1899
Plectorhinchus macrospilus Largespot sweetlips Eastern Indian Ocean 28.5 SL 2000
Plectorhinchus mediterraneus Rubberlip grunt Eastern Atlantic 80 SL 1850
Plectorhinchus multivittatus Many-lined sweetlips Western Pacific 50 TL 1878
Plectorhinchus obscurus Giant sweetlips Indo-Pacific 100 TL 1872
Plectorhinchus paulayi Zebra sweetlip Western Indian Ocean 45 TL 1895
Plectorhinchus pictus Trout sweetlips Indo-West Pacific 83 TL 1936
Plectorhinchus picus Painted sweetlip Indo-Pacific 84 TL 1828
Plectorhinchus plagiodesmus Barred rubberlip Western Indian Ocean 90 TL 1935
Plectorhinchus playfairi Whitebarred rubberlip Western Indian Ocean 90 TL 1914
Plectorhinchus polytaenia Ribboned sweetlips Indo-West Pacific 50 TL 1853
Plectorhinchus schotaf Minstrel sweetlips Indo-West Pacific 80 TL 1775
Plectorhinchus sordidus Sordid rubberlip Western Indian Ocean 60 TL 1870
Plectorhinchus umbrinus Western Indian Ocean 1870
Plectorhinchus vittatus Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips Indo-West Pacific 72 SL 1758

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