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Scatophagus argus  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Spotted scat
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Classificação / Names Nomes comuns | Sinônimos | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (peixes com raios nas barbatanas) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scatophagidae (Scats)
Etymology: Scatophagus: Greek, skatophagos = feeding upon dung (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Intervalo Ecologia

; marinhas; Água doce; estuarina associadas(os) a recifes; anfídromos (Ref. 51243); intervalo de profundidade 0 - 5 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 20°C - 28°C (Ref. 13371), preferred ?; 32°N - 24°S, 48°E - 171°W

Distribuição Países | Áreas FAO | Ecossistemas | Ocorrências | Point map | Introduções | Faunafri

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 / Tamanho / Peso / Idade

Maturity: Lm ?, range 14 - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL macho/indeterminado; (Ref. 6028); common length : 20.0 cm TL macho/indeterminado; (Ref. 3489)

Descrição suscinta Morfologia | Morfometria

Espinhos dorsais (total): 10 - 11; Raios dorsais (total): 16-18; Espinhos anais 4; Raios anais : 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).

Biologia     Glossário (p.ex. 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 Maturidade | Reprodução | Desova | Ovos | Fecundidade | Larvas

Multiple spawner (Ref. 102820).

Referência principal Upload your references | Referências | Coordenador | Colaboradores

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 na Lista Vermelha da IUCN (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Perigo para os humanos

  Venomous (Ref. 6565)




Uso pelos humanos

Pescarias: pouco comercial; Aquacultura: espécies comerciais; Aquário: Espécies comerciais
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