yellowbanded sweetlips

Scientific name Plectorhinchus lineatus
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category NE
Family Haemulidae
Genus Plectorhinchus
Plectorhinchus lineatus Plectorhinchus lineatus


Plectorhinchus lineatus, commonly known as yellowbanded sweetlips, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    60 cm
  • Maximum size
    72 cm
  • Pattern
    diagonal stripes
  • Average size
    60 cm
  • Maximum size
    72 cm
  • Pattern
    diagonal stripes

How to recognize the yellowbanded sweetlips ?

The yellowbanded sweetlips measures between 60 and 72 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly jaune, noir and blanc body. The also has noir diagonal stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The yellowbanded sweetlips is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

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


  • Reproduction

The yellowbanded sweetlips 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?

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Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    1 - 35 m

Biotope presentation

The yellowbanded sweetlips is most often found at a depth between 1m and 35m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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