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  Hussar (Lutjanus adetti)





Hussar | Lutjanus adetti photo
photographed at the Heron Island resort on the Great Barrier Queensland. This shot was taken from semi-submersible that takes tourists to see the deeper parts of the reef up close - great for those who are not able to scuba dive.

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



HUSSAR FACTS

Description
The Hussar is a member of the snapper family of fish. It is rose pink above and pinkish-white on the belly, with a bright yellow band from the gill cover behind the eye to the base of the tail. The eyes are ringed with red and yellow, with the yellow extending along the nose. The dorsal and tail fins are edged with red. The Hussar is a good table fish.

Size
to 50cm

Habitat
marine fish found near rocky and coral reefs. Also found over rubble on sea bed

Food
Hussars are found in large shoals and leave the bottom to feed at the surface on the in-coming tide.

Range
from Stradbroke Island in southern Queensland to Princess Charlotte Bay in north Queensland



Classification
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Lutjanidae
Genus:Lutjanus
Species:adetti
Common Name:Hussar

Relatives in same Genus
  Mangrove Jack (L. argentimaculatus)
  Twospot Snapper (L. biguttatus)
  Red Bass (L. bohar)
  Bluestripe Seaperch (L. kasmira)
  Bigeye Snapper (L. lutjanus)
  Red Emperor (L. sebae)