The Common Coral Trout (image) Cell Press Share Print E-Mail Caption The common coral trout (Plectropomus leopardus, family Serranidae) is a predator that uses ambush tactics to hunt its prey, which can be seen here schooling in the background. Credit AIMS LTMP Usage Restrictions Credit Required. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.