Animal Species:Lined Monocle Bream, Scolopsis lineatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824

Lined Monocle Bream, Scolopsis lineatus

Jeff Leis © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Lined Monocle Bream

Alternative Name/s

Green-lined Spine-cheek, Latticed Monocle-bream, Lined Spine-cheek, Lined Spinecheek, Striped Monocle Bream, Striped Spinecheek

Identification

The fish has two pale stripes and broad dark bars on the upper sides. The lower sides are white to silvery.

Size range

It grows to about 22 cm in length.

Distribution

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.

Scolopsis lineatus

Classification

Species:
lineatus
Genus:
Scolopsis
Family:
Nemipteridae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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
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