What type of emperor is this?

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What type of emperor is this?

Post by Matt Flynn » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:23 pm

This was caught on an Arafura Bluewater Charter out at Evans Shoal years ago.

I thought it was an NT subtype of redthroat emperor but I reckon I am up sh.t creek with that ID.

Now got a fair idea what it is after looking at dozens of foters, but it does not fit the description perfectly.

Before I take a guess, maybe someone here knows what it is?
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Re: What type of emperor is this?

Post by jeffish » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:47 pm

Look like a "Three Fingered Emperor " :lol: At first glance maybe . :wink:

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Re: What type of emperor is this?

Post by Sullo » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:30 pm

Buffalo emperor

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Re: What type of emperor is this?

Post by Matt Flynn » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:08 pm

That's what you call them in NQ Sullo?

I am thinking that is what it is, otherwise called orangespotted or yellowfinned emperor - Lethrinus erythracanthus

This one doesn't have yellow fins though but otherwise matches up perfectly.

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Re: What type of emperor is this?

Post by Sullo » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:29 am

Yep that is what most people call them around here,pretty common out the reef.

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