CORAL Errata: Sweetlips Species Misidentification

17 Jan, 2017

We misidentified the Sweetlips species depicted in "Reef Life" for the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of CORAL Magazine. A correction is listed below.

We misidentified the Sweetlips species depicted in “Reef Life” for the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of CORAL Magazine. A correction is listed below.

Observant CORAL Magazine subscribers Ron & Midge Silver caught a recent error in the species identification of the Sweetlips which fills our Reef Life closing page in the January/February 2017 issue of CORAL.

The name included, Ribboned Sweetlips, Plectorhinchus polytaenia, is incorrect. The fish shown is clearly an Indian Ocean Oriental Sweetlips, Plectorhinchus vittatus.

The correct name for this species is the Indian Ocean Oriental Sweetlips, Plectorhinchus vittatus.

The correct name for this species is the Indian Ocean Oriental Sweetlips, Plectorhinchus vittatus.

We regret the oversight that occurred in our proofing process, and wish to thank the Silvers for sending in the correction. If you find an error in CORAL, please never hesitate to let us know about it; email us at editors@reef2rainforest.com.

 

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Matt Pedersen
Matt Pedersen

Matt Pedersen is a Sr. Editor and Associate Publisher with Reef To Rainforest Media, LLC, including AMAZONAS & CORAL Magazines. Matt has kept aquariums for 35 years, has worked in most facets of the aquarium trade, is an active aquarist and fish breeder (both marine and freshwater), and was recognized with the 2009 MASNA Award as the MASNA Aquarist of the Year.

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