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Fish of Noosa & the Sunshine Coast

Fish of the Queensland Coast



Sweetlip Emperor is a beautiful and tasty reef fish. Sweetlips are a typical emperor shape. Colour wise they can vary but are often Olive Green on top and a olive brown body with dark brown spots. Sweetlips are easily identifiable by the beautiful bright red dorsal (and other fins, but particularly the dorsal) and the bright red colour inside its large mouth (hence the reference to red throat emperor). Usually caught under the 2 kg mark however have been known to grow to about 9 kgs on the Barrier Reef.


Sweetlip range from Southern Queensland right around to mid Western Australia. Very commonly targeted and caught in Central and Southern Barrier Reef sections.

Also Known As

Sweetlip Emperor; Sweetlip; Red Throat Emperor; Lipper; Tricky Snapper; Trumpeter

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