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Variola albimarginata Baissac, 1953
Lyretail Grouper; Lyretail Trout; White-edged Lyretail; White-edged Lyretail-cod; White-fringed Moontail-bass

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Serranidae  
 Genus Variola  
  Variola albimarginata    Baissac, 1953 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms: Serranus punctulatus Variola albimarginatus Variola albomarginata   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: 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. 
Habitat: 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. 
Name Code: 382610
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Variola albimarginata Baissac , 1953

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Epinephelinae
Etymology: Variola: Latin, variolus = pustule, pock (Ref. 45335 ) .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 4 - 200 m (Ref. 5222 ), usually 12 - 90 m (Ref. 37816 ).   Tropical; 29°N - 26°S, 38°E - 171°W (Ref. 5222 )

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Indo-Pacific: east coast of Africa (Zanzibar and Mafia Island, Tanzania) to Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Queensland, Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ? , range 67 - ? cm
Max length : 65.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 8. This species is distinguished by the following characters: body oblong, its depth 2.8-3.5 in SL; preopercle rounded, finely serrate, the lower edge fleshy; opercle with 3 flat spines; upper edge of operculum almost straight; rear nostrils not much bigger than anterior nostrils; front of jaws with a pair of large canine teeth; 1-3 large canines at midside of lower jaw; gill rakers of first gill arch 7-9 + 13-16 = 20-25 (including 4 to 7 rudiments on each limb); caudal fin lunate, the upper and lower lobes produced, about twice length of middle rays; pectoral-fin rays 17-19; lateral-line scales 66-76, in series 109-127. Colour of head, body and fins generally reddish with small irregular pale blue to pink spots; 3-4 diffuse pale saddle on back; broad caudal fin usually dusky, with narrow white posterior margin or edge (yellow in V. louti ); juveniles similar in colour to adults, but with relatively fewer and larger pale blue or pink spots (Ref. 39231 , 89707 , 90102 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A generally uncommon species that inhabits seaward reefs (Ref. 9710 ). Juveniles inshore on algae and soft coral reefs, usually swimming well above the substrate, looking much like a basslet (Ref. 48635 ). Solitary (Ref 90102) or found in small groups (Ref. 11888 ). Feeds on fishes. Of little interest to fisheries, because of its small size and rarity, but flesh is excellent. Caught with handline, traps, and spear (Ref. 39231 ).

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Heemstra, P.C. and J.E. Randall , 1993. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 16. Groupers of the world (family Serranidae, subfamily Epinephelinae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the grouper, rockcod, hind, coral grouper and lyretail species known to date. Rome: FAO. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(16):382 p. (Ref. 5222 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 01 December 2017

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 23.9 - 28.9, mean 27.7 (based on 1802 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01349 (0.00851 - 0.02138), b=3.07 (2.94 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  4.5   ±0.80 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Very high .

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