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.
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The Banded Sweep has two dark bands on the body, a dark opercular margin and black pectoral fin base.
The species grows to around 35 cm in length.
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.
- Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.
- 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