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Lyretail grouper

Variola louti

Description:

Up to 80 cm grouper. Purple and violet color with yellow at the edge of the fins and spots all over the body. Territorial, it eats fish, crusteaceans and cephalopods.

Habitat:

It can be seen swimming among surface coral formations and along coral drop-offs. Red sea and tropical Indo-Pacific


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11 Comments

AdamBT
AdamBT 5 years ago

Great, thanks!

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

thanks! I will add my Thai spottings there :-)

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 5 years ago

Wow..!

AdamBT
AdamBT 5 years ago

Hi,

Please consider adding this spotting to the mission Biodiversity of Thailand: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1253...

Thanks, Adam

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Thanks for the comments! is indeed a beautiful fish :-)
And thanks for the BDay wishes too :-)

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 6 years ago

Oh wow Marta this is beautiful! What a fantastic shot of a stunning fish :)

marta vázquez
marta vázquez 6 years ago

Great!

Elsa
Elsa 6 years ago

Gorgeous shot and facebook tells me its your birthday so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Thanks both :-)

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 6 years ago

Never seen a fish like this one. Awesome.

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

Wow. What gorgeous fish. And I love the shimmering school of little fish all around it.

Thailand

Lat: 8.58, Long: 97.62

Spotted on Nov 11, 2008
Submitted on Aug 1, 2011

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