Pink-eared Emperor

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Pink-eared Emperor (Lethrinus lentjan)
Beting Bronok, 14th June 2010

This recently dead pink-eared emperor was found inside a bubu trap on an exposed portion of Beting Bronok; other victims were 1 other (possible) pink-faced emperor that had been reduced to a skull and several other scattered bones (seen at the bottom of the photo), and at least 5 very dead filefish. Survivors included a white-lipped eeltail catfish (Paraplotosus albilabris) and a swimming crab (Thalamita crenata) that was ovigerous (carrying eggs); these were promptly released into the water.

Wild Fact Sheets
A Guide to Common Marine Fishes of Singapore
FishBase
Fishes of Libong
Field Guide to Lombok Island

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