'You had as good be kinder to me, Sweetlips
,' said Hugh.
Family Haemulidae belongs to the suborder Percodei of order Perciformes, which comprised two subfamilies: Plectorhynchinae (sweetlips
) and Haemulinae (grunts).
HABITAT FEARS Sweetlips
fish in plastic-ridden ocean.
Specifically, three demersal indicator species -- hamour (orange-spotted grouper), shaari (spangled emperor) and farsh (painted sweetlips
) -- have witnessed a significant decline to 10 per cent of their adult (reproductive) stock size and are overexploited by up to five times the sustainable limit.
The survey revealed that the demersal fish stock is vulnerable to high deterioration; the Hamour (Orange-spotted Grouper) and Farsh (Painted Sweetlips
) have witnessed a significant decline to 10 percent of their adult (reproductive) stock size and are overexploited by up to five times the sustainable limit.
Biology and assessment of the painted sweetlips
(Diagramma pictum (Thunberg, 1792)) and the spangled emperor (Lethrinus nebulosus (Forsskal, 1775)) in the southern Arabian Gulf.
Try out less known variety of fishes -- like sordid sweetlips
(Yanam in Arabic) or yellow bar angel fish (Anfooz).
The sex ratio of 1: 1.09 (male to female) obtained for trout sweetlips
grunt Plectorhynchus pictus by Al-Ogaily and Hussain  is similar to the values obtained in this present study.
Diving into those clear waters I witness an aquarium on the house reef, as bi-coloured parrotfish mingle with emperor angelfish, stripy Oriental sweetlips
share space with bright orange clownfish.
Global connect Majors and the other eight volunteers, including Omani, German, Japanese, Hungarian and British nationals, each of whom paid to be a part of the expedition, spent the first couple of days being trained as reef checkers, which included learning what "indicator species" to look for, including fish such as Snapper, Butterfly fish, Sweetlips
, Grouper, Parrot fish, Moray eels and several others, and invertebrates like urchins, clams and lobsters.
Schools of coral and blue groupers zoom past as leopard-print Andaman sweetlips
munch on floating plankton, like a large family sitting down to a communal meal.