Etelis coruscans   Valenciennes,  1862 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 120 cm TL

Interorbital space flat. Maxilla covered with scales. Dorsal and anal fin bases without scales. Upper caudal lobe becoming greatly elongated with increased growth. Scale rows on back parallel with lateral line. Back and upper sides deep pink to red; lower sides and belly pink; fines pink to red.

Fertilization external, Oviparous

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Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Gamefish, Marketed fresh and frozen. Highly valued for the quality of its flesh. Considered an important food fish in some areas.)

Habitat:  Benthic,Pelagic,Rocky
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Small fishes, squids and crustaceans


Literature Source(s)
  • Letourneur, Y; Chabanet, P; Durville, P; Taquet, M; Teissier, E; Parmentier, M; Quero, JC and Pothin, K (2004) An updated checklist of the marine fish fauna of Reunion Island, south-western Indian Ocean Cybium 28(3) 199-216
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51) FAO, Rome 3 Available at -

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