Diagramma labiosum Macleay, 1883
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Haemulidae (Grunts), subfamily: Plectorhinchinae
Max. size:  90 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 6,300.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: range from northern Australia and southern New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22-25; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-7
Biology:  Found in shallow estuaries and lagoons (juveniles) and along slopes, deep lagoons for adults, usually in large schools (Ref. 9002). At about 25 cm TL the body form changes from a long, round, caudal fin to the adult form, being a truncate fin (T. Turner, pers. comm., 2002).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 28 June 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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