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Lethrinus genivittatus

Valenciennes, 1830


Blake Auge Is this a longspine emperor (Lethrinus genivittatus) ?? 5-6 inches @ 65ft Talicud Island, Philippines Thanks!

Ron Silver Yes, appears to be based upon coloration and length of second dorsal spine (being the longest).

Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Perciformes (Order)
              Lethrinidae (Family)
                Lethrinus (Genus)
                  Lethrinus genivittatus (Species)
Associated Species