Animal Species:Lined Monocle Bream, Scolopsis lineatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Standard Common Name
Lined Monocle Bream
Green-lined Spine-cheek, Latticed Monocle-bream, Lined Spine-cheek, Lined Spinecheek, Striped Monocle Bream, Striped Spinecheek
The fish has two pale stripes and broad dark bars on the upper sides. The lower sides are white to silvery.
It grows to about 22 cm in length.
The species occurs in the eastern Indian and western Pacific regions.
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.
- 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.
- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology