Scientific Name
Variola louti  
Variola louti星鱠
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Forsskål, 1775) Depth 3 - 250M
Chinese 星鱠 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 側牙鱸 
Max Length 83 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 朱鱠、過魚、石斑、粉條(澎湖)、花條(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Red Sea 
Synonyms Epinephelus louti, Labrus punctulatus, Perca louti, Serranus cernipedis, Serranus flavimarginatus, Serranus longipinna, Serranus louti, Serranus luti, Serranus melanotaenia, Serranus phaenistomus, Serranus punctulatus, Serranus roseus, Variola longipinna ...all 15..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Forsskål, P. 1775 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055377. ASIZP0055714. ASIZP0058437. ASIZP0058438. ASIZP0060648. ASIZP0064995. ASIZP0070332. ASIZP0070754. ASIZP0071092. ASIZP0076175. ASIZP0800284. ASIZP0804256. ASIZP0807090. ASIZP0910284. ASIZP0917090. FRIP01191. FRIP22385. NMMBP02388. NMMBP08670. NMMSTP00402. NTUM07492. USNM00170660. USNM00170715. USNM00325907.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,HAN-YANG,CO1,100%
Common Name Yellow-edge lyretail; Yellow-edged lyretail; Coronation trout; Chameleon sea bass; Lunar-tailed rock-cod; Lunar tail cod; Lunartailed cod; Lyretail coral trout; Lunar-tailed cod; Lunar-tailed coral-trout; Lyretail grouper; Moontail seabass; Lunar-tailed r 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist   IUCN Group  
Characteristic Dorsal fin with IX spines & 13 or 14 soft rays; anal fin with III spines & 8 soft rays. pelvic fin abdomen; pectoral fin rounded; caudal fin lunate. the Ccpper & lower lobes produced, about tuice ecngth of middle rays. Body covered with small ctenoid scales, lateral line scales 113-135.Body deep red to gray, body side with white spot. Dorsal, anal and pectoral fin posterior with width yellow margin; caudal fin with lunate yellow margin. Juveniles conspicuous by the white line over the snout.
habitats Usually seen in clear-water areas at depths below 15 m, and prefers islands and offshore reefs rather than continental shores. Feeds mainly on fishes, and on crabs, shrimps and stomatopods. It is highly appreciated for the quality of its flesh. It may not 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to South Africa, eastward to the Pitcairn Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales, Australia. Not found in the Persian Gulf nor in Hawaii. 
Utility Commercial food and aquarium species.