Yellow-spotted Emperor (species: Lethrinus erythracanthus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Lethrinus erythracanthus
Yellow-spotted Emperor

©Nigel Marsh: Lethrinus erythracanthus at Ribbon Reef 10 near Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Lethrinus erythracanthus¬†about 60 cm long at No Name Reef near Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Lethrinus erythracanthus about 60 cm long at Ribbon Reef 10 near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Lethrinidae
Genus Lethrinus
Species Lethrinus erythracanthus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 70 cm (length, Allen et al, 2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island area: Rare

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.

Other references

  • Kerry, J.T. and D. R. Bellwood (2015). Competition for shelter in a high-diversity system: structure use by large reef fishes, Coral Reefs, doi 10.1007/s00338-015-1362-3. LIRS catalog number 1937.