Striped large-eye bream's description
Striped large-eye bream (Gnathodentex aureolineatus), is a species of emperor. It is currently the only known member of its genus.
Striped large-eye bream is a medium-sized fish which can grow up to a maximum length of 30 cm, however the commonly observed size is 20 cm. Its body is compressed laterally, the snout is pointed and the tail is forked. The background coloration is silver-grey with golden horizontal lines on the sides, these later are topped by dark horizontal lines. Its fins have pinkish shades, a yellow mustache-like line overcomes the upper lip, the junction of the pectoral fins to the body is marked with yellow and also along the outer edge of the operculum. A golden yellow spot located on the back at the termination of the dorsal fin is a hallmark of this species. In proportion to body size, the eyes are quite large.
Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 10.