Plectorhinchus macrospilusis commonly referred to as Largespot Sweetlips, Lagespottet Thicklips, Andaman Sweetlips. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The sweetlips Plectorhinchus macrospilus stands out due to its significantly larger black body spots, especially when the pattern is compared to that of the black-spotted sweetlips (Plectorhinchus gaterinus).
To observe Plectorhinchus macrospilus in the wild, divers must look mainly in caves, crevices, and rocky reefs where the fish lives well protected.
Juvenile sweetlips of this species look distinctly different from adults, they have only a few black dot spots on the ventral side, but thick dark stripes are visible on the upper side of the body, but these disappear as they grow.