Scatophagus argus, Spotted scat : fisheries, aquaculture, aquarium

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Scatophagus argus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Spotted scat
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes(Genere, Specie) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

> Acanthuriformes (Surgeonfishes) > Scatophagidae (Scats)
Etymology: Scatophagus: Greek, skatophagos = feeding upon dung (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Linnaeus.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecologia

; marino; acqua dolce; salmastro associati a barriera corallina; amfidromo (Ref. 51243); distribuzione batimetrica 0 - 5 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical; 20°C - 28°C (Ref. 13371); 35°N - 33°S, 48°E - 171°W

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | 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 / Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 14 - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 6028); common length : 20.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 3489)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 10 - 11; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 16-18; Spine anali 4; Raggi anali molli: 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     Glossario (es. 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 Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Multiple spawner (Ref. 102820).

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

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)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 04 February 2009

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 6565)





Human uses

Pesca: scarso interesse commerciale; Acquacoltura: commerciale; Acquario: Commerciale
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.4 - 29.3, mean 28.6 °C (based on 2701 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.8125   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.03236 (0.02331 - 0.04493), b=2.94 (2.85 - 3.03), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.35 se; based on food items.
Generation time: 0.9 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilienza (Ref. 120179):  Alto, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione meno di 15 mesi (tm=1; Fec=337,309; K=1.2).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649):   (0 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 82.5 [41.4, 153.2] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.03 [0.56, 2.07] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.1 [16.8, 19.2] % ; Omega3 = 0.243 [0.115, 0.512] g/100g ; Selenium = 36.9 [14.2, 89.4] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 23.4 [5.6, 93.5] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.51 [0.94, 2.32] mg/100g (wet weight);