Plectropomus laevis

Blacksaddle coral trout EML
Characteristic features:

Two colour forms: a pale black-saddled form with yellow fins and small dark spots on caudal and anal fins, and a dark reddish brown form with only faint bars and many blue spots.


Up to 125 cm TL.


Indo–West Pacific in tropical waters.


Coral reefs, 4–90 m depth.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught with hook-and-line, spear, and in fish traps.

Similar species:

Plectropomus areolatus
Squaretail coral trout

Plectropomus areolatus feature

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