Bluespotted Coral Trout (species: Plectropomus laevis) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Plectropomus laevis
Bluespotted Coral Trout

©Andy Lewis: Bluespotted Coral Trout at Lizard Island

©Rick Stuart-Smith: Adult Plectropomus laevis, Lizard Island area

©Anne Hoggett: Plectropomus laevis on the outer slope of Yonge Reef near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Serranidae
Genus Plectropomus
Species Plectropomus laevis
Status vulnerable



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 125 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Kerry, J.T. and D. R. Bellwood (2015). Competition for shelter in a high-diversity system: structure use by large reef fishes, Coral Reefs, doi 10.1007/s00338-015-1362-3. LIRS catalog number 1937.
  • Pears, R.J. (2005). Comparative demography and assemblage structure of serranid fishes: implications for conservation and fisheries management, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 968.
  • Richardson, L.E., N.A.J. Graham, M.S. Pratchett, J.G. Eurich and A.S. Hoey (2018). Mass coral bleaching causes biotic homogeniszation of reef fish assemblages. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/gcb.14119. LIRS catalog number 2200.