Fish Species

Oriental Sweetlips

Oriental Sweetlips - Description

The Oriental Sweetlips is also known as the Oriental Dogfish or Lined Sweetlips and the Juvenile fish has a completely different appearance to the mature adult. The Juvenile as shown in the picture above is tan in color with white and yellow ge markings whilst the adult fish has a black body with white stripes and yellow markings.

Popular Name: Oriental Sweetlips
Species: Plectorhinchus orientalis

Profile of the Oriental Sweetlips

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Oriental Sweetlips species.

  • Size: Up to 86cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Small Crustaceans, Shrimp, Black Worms

  • Temperament: Peaceful, Good Community Fish

  • Habitat: Reef Dweller at depths of up to 25m

  • Behaviour: Solitary Fish

  • Range: Indo Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Oriental Sweetlips

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Plectorhinchus orientalis

  • Popular Name: Oriental Sweetlips - Sweetlips - Oriental Dogfish - Dogfish Orientalis

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Haemulidae

Aquarium Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Oriental Sweetlips

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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