Banded Sweep, Scorpis georgiana Click to enlarge image
Banded Sweep, Scorpis georgiana. A subadult Banded Sweep at a depth of 2 m, Carrickalinga, South Australia, 06 February 2010. Image: David Muirhead
© David Muirhead

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    georgiana
    Genus
    Scorpis
    Family
    Kyphosidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    The species grows to around 35 cm in length.

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.



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

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. 



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.