Age dependent habitat usage of the abundant Indo-Pacific Thumbprint Emporer Lethrinus harak was assessed
using field visual observations throughout the mangrove, seagrass, coral reef continuum. Juveniles were most abundant
within seagrass habitats, whilst large adults only utilised the reef environment, indicating a movement towards the reef
with increasing age. No evidence was found to suggest L. harak spends a specific section of its life-cycle within mangrove
however it remains an important habitat, presumably for tidally dependent feeding.