Plectorhinchus gibbosus

Scientific name Plectorhinchus gibbosus
Descriptor Lacepède
Year of description 1802
IUCN category LC
Family Haemulidae
Genus Plectorhinchus
Plectorhinchus gibbosus Plectorhinchus gibbosus


Plectorhinchus gibbosus is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    50 cm
  • Maximum size
    75 cm
  • Pattern
    drawn scales
  • Average size
    50 cm
  • Maximum size
    75 cm
  • Pattern
    drawn scales

How to recognize Plectorhinchus gibbosus ?

Plectorhinchus gibbosus measures between 50 and 75 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly gris body. The also has drawn scales.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Plectorhinchus gibbosus is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. However, Plectorhinchus gibbosus has little concern for non-territorial animals.


  • Reproduction

Plectorhinchus gibbosus is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    8 - 25 m

Biotope presentation

Plectorhinchus gibbosus is most often found at a depth between 8m and 25m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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