Yellowedge Coronation Trout, Variola louti (Forsskål 1775)


Other Names: Common Lyretail-cod, Coronation Grouper, Coronation Trout, Fairy Cod, Lunar Tail Rock Cod, Lunartailed Cod, Lunar-tailed Cod, Lunar-tailed Rock-cod, Lyre-tail Cod, Moontail Seabass, Yellowedged Lyretail, Yellow-edged Lyretail

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

Summary:
A common and widespread grouper in the Indo-west-central Pacific. Identified by the bright yellow margin on the lunate tail. Body of adults usually reddish with numerous small bluish to pinkish spots on the head, body and fins.  Juveniles resemble goatfishes of the family Mullidae

Video of  a Yellowedge Coronation Trout

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Yellowedge Coronation Trout, Variola louti (Forsskål 1775)

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Distribution

Found in Australia from Shark Bay, Western Australia, to Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea and Cape York, Queensland to Sydney, New South Wales, Frederick Reef and Coringa-Herald Reserve in the Coral Sea, and at Middleton and Elizabeth Reefs and Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea.
Elsewhere, the species is widespread in the tropical Indo-Pacific from the Red Sea and East Africa, to the Pitcairn Islands of eastern Oceania. 

Feeding

Feeds on fishes and crustaceans

Species Citation

Perca louti Forsskål 1775, Descriptiones animalium : 40. Type locality: Lohaja or Jeddah, Red Sea.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Yellowedge Coronation Trout, Variola louti (Forsskål 1775)

References


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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37311166

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Danger:May cause ciguatera poisoning

Depth:3-250 m

Fishing:Commercial & recreational fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:83 cm TL; 12 kg

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