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Variola louti (Forsskal, 1775)

Yellow-edged lyretail, Chaguni

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Serranidae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Least Concern (LC)
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
coastal waters
coastal waters. Raja Ampat Islands, Bali, Maumere Bay, Komodo, Manado, Sangalakki Island, Togean, Banggai Islands, Pulau Weh, Papua, Sumatra, Red Sea to South Africa and the Pitcairn Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales, Australia.
Perca louti Forsskål, 1775
Epinephelus louti (Forsskål, 1775)
Serranus louti (Forsskål, 1775)
Serranus luti (Forsskål, 1775)
Labrus punctulatus Lacepède, 1801
Serranus punctulatus (Lacepède, 1801)
Variola punctulatus (Lacepède, 1801)
Serranus roseus Valenciennes, 1828
Serranus flavimarginatus Rüppell, 1830
Serranus longipinna Swainson, 1839
Variola longipinna (Swainson, 1839)
Serranus phaenistomus Swainson, 1839
Serranus melanotaenia Bleeker, 1857
Variola melanotaenia (Bleeker, 1857)
Local Name
Kanduryhou, Kathivalu (Malayalam)
Type specimen
Variola louti (Forsskal, 1775) louti, Perca Forsskål [P. S.] 1775:40, xi [Descriptiones animalium (Forsskål)] Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea; Al-Luhayya, Yemen, Red Sea. Syntypes: ZMUC P43566 (1, dry skin). Synonym: Variola louti (Forsskål, 1775), Perca louti Forsskål, 1775, Epinephelus louti (Forsskål, 1775), Serranus louti (Forsskål, 1775), Serranus luti (Forsskål, 1775), Labrus punctulatus Lacepède, 1801, Serranus punctulatus (Lacepède, 1801), Variola punctulatus (Lacepède, 1801), Serranus roseus Valenciennes, 1828, Serranus flavimarginatus Rüppell, 1830, Serranus longipinna Swainson, 1839, Variola longipinna (Swainson, 1839), Serranus phaenistomus Swainson, 1839, Serranus melanotaenia Bleeker, 1857, Variola melanotaenia (Bleeker, 1857).  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 Juveniles conspicuous by the white line over the snout. Further characterized by yellowish brown to orange red color with numerous red, pink and lavander small spots and short dashes; pectoral, dorsal, anal and caudal fins with yellow posterior margin; fr
Museum specimen (1)