Animal Species:White-edge Coronation Trout, Variola albimarginata Baissac, 1953

The White-edge Coronation Trout can be recognised by its distinctive colouration. It occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-West Pacific.

White-edge Coronation Trout, Variola albimarginata

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Standard Common Name

White-edge Coronation Trout

Alternative Name/s

Lyretail Grouper, Lyretail Trout, White-edged Lyretail, White-fringed Moontail-bass

Identification

The White-edge Coronation Trout can be recognised by its distinctive colouration. It has yellow wavy lines and bluish to purple spots on the body. The head is orange with reddish spots. The median fins have red to purple spots. The central caudal fin rays have white tips that form a line along the fin margin.

Size range

The species grows to 60 cm in length.

Distribution

It occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-West Pacific. In Australia it is known from off the Northern Territory and the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Variola albimarginata

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of White-edge Coronation Trout specimens in the Australian Museums.

What does this mean?

Classification

Species:
albimarginata
Genus:
Variola
Family:
Serranidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen & J.E. Hanley. 1989. Zoological Catalogue of Australia Vol.7 Pisces Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Survey. Pp. i-xii, 1-665.
  2. Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.

 


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, White-edge Coronation Trout, Variola albimarginata, Serranidae, distinctive colouration, tropical water, marine, Lyretail Grouper, Lyretail Trout, White-edged Lyretail, White-fringed Moontail-bass, wavy lines, dots/spots, bluish spots, purple spots, orange, reddish spots, 30 cm - 1 m, Great Barrier Reef,