Yellowtail Emperor (species: Lethrinus atkinsoni) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Lethrinus atkinsoni
Yellowtail Emperor

©Anne Hoggett: Lethrinus atkinsoni at MacGillivray Reef near Lizard Island.

©Victor Huertas: Lethrinus atkinsoni on the NE coast of Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Lethrinus atkinsoni on the reef flat at the north end of Yonge Reef near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Lethrinidae
Genus Lethrinus
Species Lethrinus atkinsoni



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 41 cm (Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.
  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene (1990). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Other references

  • Bostrom-Einarsson, L., M.C. Bonin, S. Moon and (2018). Environmental impact monitoring of household vinegar-injections to cull crown-of-thorns starfish, Acanthaster spp. Ocean and Coastal Management, 155: 83-89. LIRS catalog number 2202.
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