Coral Trout

Coral Trout are a fierce reef dwelling predator inhabiting coral reefs in both shallow and deep water.

There are a number of different species, the most common include; barcheek, blue spotted, leopard and passionfruit trout.


Their colouration varies markedly between species and within the same species depending on the depth of their habitat – Barcheek Trout caught in deep water are bright orange with vivid blue spots but those from shallow water are dark brown with muted blue spots.


Coral Trout are protogynous hermaphrodites, i.e they begin life as females then change gender to become males after reaching sexual maturity.









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Additional Information

Cooking Suggestions

Coral trout is a highly beautiful fish with white flesh, a fine flake and delicate flavour. Subtle cooking methods do the most justice so the sweet flavour is truly appreciated.

Health and Nutrition

The omega-3s in fish is a healthy fat to eat to keep your skin looking nourished and your hair shiny. Helps with treatment of skin conditions such as psoriasis.

Handy Hint

Named ‘trout’ by early European settlers

Fast Fact

Closest relatives are the cods & grouper not trout

Recipe Card

Steamed Fish with Ginger, Chilli & Shallots


White wine, chives, dill, parsley, cream, light citrus flavours


Bluebone Groper, Coronation Trout, Red Emperor