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Updated 4/5/2020

Family Lethrinidae

Emperors

Emperors are snapper-like fishes with large mouths and a flat spine on the gill cover.  They feed upon fish and invertebrates.  The group is well-represented in warm seas where they are popular food fishes but only one species occurs in Hawai'i.

INDO-PACIFIC / HAWAII

Monotaxis grandoculis

BIGEYE EMPEROR, Juvenile

 

Monotaxis grandoculis

BIGEYE EMPEROR

 

 


INDO-PACIFIC

Monotaxis heterodon

REDFIN EMPEROR, Juvenile

 

Monotaxis heterodon

REDFIN EMPEROR

 

Gnathodentex aurolineatus

STRIPED LARGE-EYE BREAM
 

Lethrinus olivaceus

LONGFACE EMPEROR

 

Lethrinus obsoletus

ORANGE-STRIPED EMPEROR

 

Lethrinus harak

THUMBPRINT EMPEROR

Lethrinus lentjan

PINKEAR EMPEROR

 

Lethrinus erythropterus

LONGFIN EMPEROR

   

 



Family Sparidae

Porgies

Emperors are snapper-like fishes with disc-shaped bodies and tall faces.  They feed upon invertebrates and small fishes.  The group is well-represented in warm & temperate seas but none occur in Hawai'i.

WESTERN ATLANTIC

Calamus calamus

SAUCEREYE PORGY

 

Calamus penna

SHEEPSHEAD PORGY

 

Calamus arctifrons

GRASS PORGY

 

Archosargus rhomboidalis

WESTERN ATLANTIC SEABREAM

 

Archosargus probatocephalus

SHEEPSHEAD