Animal Update: Sweetlips in Blacktip Reef!

Two diagonal-banded sweetlips have been added to our Blacktip Reef exhibit!

Published January 08, 2016

Also known as oriental dogfish and diagonal-banded grunts, this species can grow to be over a foot and a half in length! 

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Diagonal sweetlips are found throughout the shallow coastal waters of the Indo-Pacific. They can often be found in small groups and typically feed on small fish and crustaceans. 

Did you know? Sweetlips are often referred to as “grunts” because of the sound they produce with their air bladders! 

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