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Scolopsis taenioptera  (Cuvier, 1830)

Lattice monocle bream
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Nemipteridae (Threadfin breams, Whiptail breams)
Etymology: Scolopsis: Greek, skolex = worm + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 2 - 50 m (Ref. 9785).   Tropical, preferred ?; 28°N - 22°S, 95°E - 152°E (Ref. 3810)

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Western Pacific: Taiwan to northern Australia. This species has been misidentified as Scolopsis cancellatus (a junior synonym of Scolopsis lineatus). Some authors have also treated this species under the name Scolopsis dubiosus, which is a junior synonym.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559); common length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3810)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7. Head scales reaching forward to between level of anterior margin of eyes and posterior nostrils. Lower limb of preopercle naked. Antrorse (forward-directed) suborbital spine absent. Pelvic fins long, reaching to or beyond level of anus. Axillary scale present. Color: Upper body greyish-yellow, whitish below. A narrow blue stripe joining eyes just behind nostrils. A blue stripe from middle of upper lip to lower edge of eye. Upper part of pectoral-fin base with a reddish-orange spot.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs on sand or mud bottoms in offshore waters. Also found in inner bays (Ref. 559). Swims in small groups. Feeds on small crustaceans, mollusks and fishes. Most abundant species of Scolopsis seen in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Highly rated as a food fish.

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Also Ref. 103751.

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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. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01349 (0.00868 - 0.02096), b=3.01 (2.88 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.4-1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.