Species Index

Lutjanus adetii
(Castelnau, 1873)

Common Name: Hussar

Distribution: Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the western Pacific region: restricted to the east coast of Australia and New Caledonia. In Australia recorded from the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland south to Sydney.

Ecological Notes: Adults frequent coral reefs sometimes in large aggregations. Juveniles known to inhabit estuary and mangrove or sea grass areas. Depth to 20 m.

Additional Notes: Prominent golden brown stripe running laterally from the rear of the operculum to the caudal peduncle, pinkish above, white belly. Feeds on benthic invertebrates. Grows to 50 cm. 

References: R. Stuart-Smith, G. Edgar, A. Green, I. Shaw, Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland Publishers, 2015. p.148.

Atlas of Living Australia website at Accessed 04/06/18.

FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication. Accessed 04/06/18.