Coronation trout (species: Variola louti) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Variola louti
Coronation trout

©Andy Lewis: Coronation Trout at the Ribbon Reefs

©Lyle Vail: A Yellow-edge Coronation Trout at Snake Pit near Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: A juvenile Variola louti 10-12 cm long at base of reef slope off Bird Islet, Lizard Island group. At least four adults were also present.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Serranidae
Genus Variola
Species Variola louti
Status unspecified



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 55 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia: Uncommon at Lizard Island.

Web resources


  • Bott, N.J. and T.H. Cribb (2009). Prosorhynchine trematodes (Digenea: Bucephalidae) from epinephelines (Perciformes: Serranidae) on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Systematic Parasitology, 72: 57-69. LIRS catalog number 1211.
  • 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.