Usually reddish tinge to body and dark coloured fins, lacks prominent groove in front of eyes as on L. bohar (Red Bass). Juveniles in estuaries and mangroves, large adults form schools on offshore reefs.
Max Size: 150 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 18.5-30.9°C
Depth: 1-120 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Mangrove
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Many (14 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland