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Scolopsis affinis  Peters, 1877

Peters' monocle bream
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Nemipteridae (Threadfin breams, Whiptail breams)
Etymology: Scolopsis: Greek, skolex = worm + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Peters.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 3 - 60 m (Ref. 37816).   Tropical, preferred ?; 32°N - 21°S, 96°E - 166°E (Ref. 3810)

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Western Pacific: Andaman Sea in the eastern Indian Ocean to Indonesia, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to northeastern Australia and the Solomon Islands. This species has been incorrectly referred to as Scolopsis personatus (a junior synonym of Scolopsis auratus) by some authors.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 9710); common length : 15.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 3810)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 10; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 9; Spine anali 3; Raggi anali molli: 7. Lower limb of preopercle scaly. Antrorse (forward-directed) suborbital spine absent. Pelvic fins long, reaching to or beyond level of anus. Larger specimens with upper and lower lobes falcate. Presence of indistinct bluish stripe between eyes and a narrow white stripe from middle of upper lip to below eye. Juveniles with dusky brown stripe on either side of dorsal midline, and dusky brown midlateral stripe, yellowish above anteriorly. Axillary scale present. Color: Body silvery-white. Top of head and snout dusky grey. An indistinct bluish stripe between eyes. A narrow white stripe from middle of upper lip to below eye.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Inhabits sheltered lagoons on sandy or muddy bottoms close to reefs. Occurs singly or in small aggregations. Adults mainly in depths over 15 m; juveniles solitary and in sheltered coastal habitats (Ref. 48635).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

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Russell, B.C., 1990. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 12. Nemipterid fishes of the world. (Threadfin breams, whiptail breams, monocle breams, dwarf monocle breams, and coral breams). Family Nemipteridae. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of nemipterid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(12):149p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 3810)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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