Scientific Name
Variola albimarginata  
Variola albimarginata白緣星鱠
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Baissac, 1953 Depth 4 - 200M
Chinese 白緣星鱠 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 白邊側牙鱸 
Max Length 65 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 闊嘴格仔、鱠、過魚、石斑、紅朱鱠(臺東)、粉條(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、PonFu、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Mauritius 
Synonyms Labrus punctulatus, Serranus punctulatus, Variola albimarginatus, Variola albomarginata, Variola louti   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Baissac, J. de B. 1953 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0056031. ASIZP0056141. ASIZP0056155. ASIZP0061285. ASIZP0064872. ASIZP0065199. ASIZP0065200. ASIZP0070125. ASIZP0075266. ASIZP0800283. ASIZP0801060. ASIZP0801061. ASIZP0804168. ASIZP0910283. ASIZP0911060. ASIZP0911061. ASIZP0914168. BPBMI23219. NMMBP02126. NMMBP03294. NMMBP06409. NMMSTP01004.  
Barcode2008-04-29,鄭惇遠,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Painted coral trout; Whitemargin lyretail grouper; White-edged lyretail; Moontail seabass; Lunar-tailed grouper; Lyretail trout; Lyretail grouper; Lyre-tail trout 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with IX spines and 14 soft rays anal fin with III spines of 8 soft rays. pelvic fin abdomen; pectoral fin rays 17-19 caudal fin lunate the upper and lower lobes produced about twice leugth of middle rays body covered small ctenoid scales, lateral line scales 66-75, lateral scale series 109-127. Body dark red, white spot on lateral side. Can be distinguished from V. louti by the thin white margin on its tail.
habitats A generally uncommon species that inhabits seaward reefs. Juveniles inshore on algae and soft coral reefs, usually swimming well above the substrate, looking much like a basslet. Found in small groups. Feeds on fishes and crustacean. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: east coast of Africa (Zanzibar and Mafia Island, Tanzania) to Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland, Australia. 
Utility Commercial food and aquarium species, uncommon species.