WoRMS taxon details

Lethrinus mahsena (Forsskål, 1775)

212075  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212075)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Description Found over reef areas and adjacent sandy and seagrass areas. Feeds mainly on echinoderms (most frequently sea urchins),...  
Description Found over reef areas and adjacent sandy and seagrass areas. Feeds mainly on echinoderms (most frequently sea urchins), crustaceans and fishes; molluscs, tunicates, sponges, polychaetes and other worms are consumed in lesser quantities. In most areas of the Red Sea, it is considered an excellent food fish but in certain areas of the Indian Ocean it may have an unpleasant 'coral' smell and taste (Ref. 2295). Utilized fresh for broiling and baking (Ref. 9987). [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Lethrinus mahsena (Forsskål, 1775). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212075 on 2018-04-26
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
1998-06-12 08:24:17Z
changed
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy  (ofLethrinus caeruleus Valenciennes, 1830) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofSciaena mahsena Forsskål, 1775) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofLethrinus abbreviatus Valenciennes, 1830) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofLethrinus sanguineus Smith, 1955) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description Found over reef areas and adjacent sandy and seagrass areas. Feeds mainly on echinoderms (most frequently sea urchins), crustaceans and fishes; molluscs, tunicates, sponges, polychaetes and other worms are consumed in lesser quantities. In most areas of the Red Sea, it is considered an excellent food fish but in certain areas of the Indian Ocean it may have an unpleasant 'coral' smell and taste (Ref. 2295). Utilized fresh for broiling and baking (Ref. 9987). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English sky emperormahsena  [details]
Japanese イソフエフキ  [details]