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Giant sweetlips

Plectorhinchus albovittatus


Adult Giant Sweetlips have black pectoral, pelvic and anal fins. The posterior end of the dorsal fin and the edges of the caudal fin are also black. The body and head are mottled grey to brown. Juvenile Giant Sweetlips look very different from adults; they are black with two yellow stripes above, and yellow below. This species grow to 1 m in length. This individual looked full-sized, and was accompanied for a while by some cleaner wrasse.


This species occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific, from East Africa, north to Japan, south to Australia, and east to Fiji. In Australia it is known from the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.


My first attempt at taking a screen-grab from a video I took.

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lori.tas 9 years ago

Now I've got to get to work and edit the other 40 or so Great Barrier Reef videos and then post them to YouTube. A spotters work is never done.

Yasser 9 years ago

Great video Lori! I'm so happy we can now properly showcase your videos :)

peter 9 years ago

Awesome Lori! So excited to see you using the new video feature!

lori.tas 9 years ago

Cool, we can add videos now. Check it out!

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4873, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Sep 5, 2010
Submitted on Jul 5, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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