White-edge Coronation Trout, Variola albimarginata Baissac, 1953
Lyretail Grouper, Lyretail Trout, White-edged Lyretail, White-fringed Moontail-bass
The White-edge Coronation Trout can be recognised by its distinctive colouration. It occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-West Pacific.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.