Ornate emperor


  • In Japan, small individuals dwell in seagrass beds, and mainly feed on polychaetes and small crustaceans.
  • Can live at least 12 years in wild.


  • Body whitish to silvery with several horizontal yellow to orange stripes.
  • Cheek and edge of gill cover bright red.
  • Head brown to light brown.

Common Name: Ornate emperor

Family Common Name: Emperors

Scientific Name: Lethrinus ornatus___(Valenciennes, 1830)

Maximum Length: 45 cm (Total Length)