The oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus vittatus, is a species of grunt native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. This species can be found on both coral and rock reefs at depths from 2 to 25 m (6.6 to 82 ft). The oriental sweetlips reach up to 72 cm (28 in) in length. Juveniles are striped black. As they age, the stripes in the tail are replaced by black dots on a yellow background.