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Yellow-edged lyretail

Yellow-edged lyretail (Variola louti)

The back is dark red, the sides are red, the belly and lower jaw are yellow. There are numerous dark gray or brown spots on the head, back, sides and fins, on the belly the spots are dark gray in a light ring. The tail is month-shaped, almost all fins have a pronounced yellow border. The largest recorded parameters: length - 83 cm, weight - 12 kg. Common in clear waters deeper than 15 m. Prefers island and offshore reefs, rarely found on the continental shelf. It feeds primarily on fish, but may eat crabs, squids, and stomatopods.


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