Scorpis aequipinnis Richardson, 1848
Sea sweep
photo by CSIRO

 Family:  Kyphosidae (Sea chubs), subfamily: Scorpidinae
 Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Australian waters (southern Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania). Southwest Pacific.
 Biology:  Found on offshore and deepwater reefs (Ref. 9563). Feeds at mid-water on zooplankton (Ref. 26966).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 04.08.95
 Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 09.06.15

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