Animal Species:Banded Sweep, Scorpis georgiana Valenciennes, 1832

The Banded Sweep can be recognised by its shape and colouration. The species occurs in southern Australian waters from eastern South Australia to south-western Western Australia.

Banded Sweep, Scorpis georgiana

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Standard Common Name

Banded Sweep

Alternative Name/s

Deepsea Sweep

Identification

The Banded Sweep has two dark bands on the body, a dark opercular margin and black pectoral fin base.

Size range

The species grows to around 35 cm in length.

Distribution

Banded Sweeps are known to occur from eastern South Australia to south-western Western Australia.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Scorpis georgiana

Classification

Species:
georgiana
Genus:
Scorpis
Family:
Kyphosidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.
  2. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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