Image Gallery: Emperors

Emperors are bottom-feeding carnivores.  They live in tropical and temperate waters of the Indo-west and Central Pacific.  There are 39 species currently recognised, in 5 genera.  Australia is home to 28 described species in 5 genera plus at least 3 undescribed.

Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.