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lexID: 10607 AphiaID: 218305 Scientific: Variola albimarginata German: Weißsichel-Juwelenbarsch English: White-edged Lyre Tail, Painted Coral Trout, Lyre-tail Trout, Moontail Seabass, Lyre-tail Cod, Lunar-tailed Grouper, Whitemargin Lyretail Grouper Category: Groupers Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Serranidae (Family) > Variola (Genus) > albimarginata (Species) Initial determination: Baissac, 1953 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, Australia, Bali, East Africa, Fiji, Flores, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Lombok, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Raja Amat, Réunion , Samoa, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Taiwan, Tansania, the Andaman Sea, The Bangai Archipelago, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, Timor, Togean Islands, Tonga, Tulamben, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Western Indian Ocean, Zanzibar Sea depth: 4 - 200 Meter Size: up to 25.59" (65 cm) Temperature: 79.88 °F - 88.88 °F (26.6°C - 31.6°C) Food: Fish (little fishes), Predatory Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2017-04-06 22:21:00
Last edit: 2017-04-20 14:05:13
Variola albimarginata is a reef associated species that is found in depths ranging from 4 to 200 meters, the grouper is a reef associated and is piscivorous. .
Variola albimarginata is a reef associated species.
The White-edged lyretail is a generally uncommon species that inhabits seaward reefs.
Juveniles are typically found inshore on algae and soft coral reefs, usually swimming well above the substrate and looking much like a basslet
Adults are usually found in small groups.
Caution: The fish is highly ciguatoxic in some areas within its range
Variola albimarginatus Baissac, 1953
Variola albomarginata Baissac, 1953
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Serranidae (Family) > Epinephelinae (Subfamily) > Variola (Genus) > Variola albimarginata (Species)
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