Humpnose big-eye bream


  • Usually occurs singly but may form groups.


  • Body silvery grey with dark scale margins.
  • A black dot on pectoral fin base.
  • Fins rays and margins may be dark reddish.
  • Upper lip and rear gill cover may be yellowish.
  • Back may be black with two vertical white bars. Juveniles:
  • Body white.
  • Three vertical dark broad bands on back. They extend from nape, anterior dorsal fin and posterior dorsal fin to mid body respectively.
  • A vertical dark bar cross through eye.
  • Tail forked and yellowish.

Common Name: Humpnose big-eye bream

Family Common Name: Emperors

Scientific Name: Monotaxis grandoculis___(Forsskål, 1775)

Maximum Length: 60 cm (Total Length)