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

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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White-edge Coronation Trout, Variola albimarginata Baissac 1953

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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.


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White-edge Coronation Trout, Variola albimarginata Baissac 1953


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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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