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Scatophagus argus  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Spotted scat
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Classificatie / Names Populaire namen | Synoniemen | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (Straalvinnigen) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scatophagidae (Scats)
Etymology: Scatophagus: Greek, skatophagos = feeding upon dung (Ref. 45335).

Omgeving / Klimaat / Range Ecologie

; marien; zoetwater; brakwater rifbewoner; amfidroom (Ref. 51243); diepteverspreiding 0 - 5 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 20°C - 28°C (Ref. 13371), preferred ?; 32°N - 24°S, 48°E - 171°W

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Indo-Pacific: Kuwait to Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. Reported from Samoa (Ref. 9710), Tonga (Ref. 53797), and the Society Islands (Ref. 2847).

Length at first maturity / Size / Gewicht / Leeftijd

Maturity: Lm ?, range 14 - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL mannelijk/geslacht niet bekend; (Ref. 6028); common length : 20.0 cm TL mannelijk/geslacht niet bekend; (Ref. 3489)

Korte beschrijving Morfologie | Morfometrie

Dorsale stekels (totaal): 10 - 11; Dorsale zachte stralen (totaal): 16-18; Anale stekels 4; Anale zachte stralen: 13 - 15. Ground colour greenish. Juveniles with a few large roundish blotches, about size of eye, or with about 5 or 6 broad, dark, vertical bars. In large adults, spots may be faint and restricted to dorsal part of flanks. Body quadrangular, strongly compressed. Dorsal head profile steep. Eye moderately large, its diameter somewhat smaller than snout length. Snout rounded. Mouth small, horizontal, not protractile. Teeth villiform, in several rows on jaws (ref 43044).

Biologie     Verklarende woordenlijst (b.v. epibenthic)

Inhabit harbors, natural embayments, brackish estuaries and the lower reaches of freshwater streams, frequently occurring among mangroves. Feed on worms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter (Ref. 7020, 44894, 48637). The dorsal, anal and pelvic spines are believed by Philippine fishers to be venomous and capable of inflicting wounds (Ref. 6565). Used in Chinese medicine (Ref. 12166). In Hong Kong live fish markets (Ref. 27253). Marketed as fresh (Ref. 12693).

Life cycle and mating behavior Geslachtsrijpheid | Voortplanting | Kuitschieten | Eieren | Fecundity | Larven

Multiple spawner (Ref. 102820).

Voornaamste referentie Upload your references | Referenties | Coördinator | Medewerkers

Allen, G.R., 1984. Scatophagidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51). volume 4. [var. pag.]. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3489)

Status op de Rode Lijst van het IUCN (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Gevaarlijk voor mensen

  Venomous (Ref. 6565)




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