White-edge Coronation Trout, Variola albimarginata Baissac 1953


Other Names: Lyretail Grouper, Lyretail Trout, White-edged Lyretail, White-edged Lyretail-cod, White-fringed Moontail-bass

A White-edge Coronation Trout, Variola albimarginata, at Komodo, Indonesia, August 2015. Source: Mark Rosenstein / iNaturalist.org. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
A reddish grouper covered in blue spots, with pale upper and lower margins on caudal fin, a lunate tail with a narrow white margin, and sometimes indistinct pale saddles on the back

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Dianne J. Bray, Variola albimarginata in Fishes of Australia, accessed 21 Jan 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3862

White-edge Coronation Trout, Variola albimarginata Baissac 1953

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Distribution

Recorded in Australia from Scott Reef. North West Shelf, Western Australia, and Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, to the Capricorn Group, southern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Although this species is widespread in the tropical Indo-west-central Pacific, it is uncommon in many parts of its range.

Similar Species

The White-edge Coronation Trout has a narrow white margin on the tail, unlike the Yellowedge Coronation Trout which has a relatively broad yellow margin on the tail.

Species Citation

Variola albimarginata Baissac, 1953, Proc. Roy. Soc. Arts Sci. Mauritius 1(3): 214. Type locality: Mauritius.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

White-edge Coronation Trout, Variola albimarginata Baissac 1953

References


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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37311026

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:4-200 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:65 cm TL

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