Scatophagus argus, Spotted scat : fisheries, aquaculture, aquarium

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Scatophagus argus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Spotted scat
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Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scatophagidae (Scats)
Etymology: Scatophagus: Greek, skatophagos = feeding upon dung (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Linnaeus.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecología

; marino; agua dulce; salobre asociado a arrecife; anfidromo (Ref. 51243); rango de profundidad 0 - 5 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 20°C - 28°C (Ref. 13371); 35°N - 33°S, 48°E - 171°W

Distribución Países | Áreas FAO | Ecosistemas | Ocurrencias, apariciones | Point map | Introducciones | Faunafri

Indo-Pacific: Kuwait to Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. Reported from Samoa (Ref. 9710), Tonga (Ref. 53797), and the Society Islands (Ref. 2847).

Length at first maturity / Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 14 - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 6028); common length : 20.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 3489)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 10 - 11; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 16-18; Espinas anales 4; Radios blandos anales: 13 - 15. Ground colour greenish. Juveniles with a few large roundish blotches, about size of eye, or with about 5 or 6 broad, dark, vertical bars. In large adults, spots may be faint and restricted to dorsal part of flanks. Body quadrangular, strongly compressed. Dorsal head profile steep. Eye moderately large, its diameter somewhat smaller than snout length. Snout rounded. Mouth small, horizontal, not protractile. Teeth villiform, in several rows on jaws (ref 43044).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Inhabit harbors, natural embayments, brackish estuaries and the lower reaches of freshwater streams, frequently occurring among mangroves. Feed on worms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter (Ref. 7020, 44894, 48637). The dorsal, anal and pelvic spines are believed by Philippine fishers to be venomous and capable of inflicting wounds (Ref. 6565). Used in Chinese medicine (Ref. 12166). In Hong Kong live fish markets (Ref. 27253). Marketed as fresh (Ref. 12693).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Multiple spawner (Ref. 102820).

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador | Colaboradores

Allen, G.R., 1984. Scatophagidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51). volume 4. [var. pag.]. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3489)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 04 February 2009

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 6565)





Human uses

Pesquerías: escaso valor comercial; Acuicultura: comercial; Acuario: Comercial
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.4 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 2701 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.8125   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.03311 (0.02318 - 0.04730), b=2.93 (2.83 - 3.03), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.35 se; Based on food items.
Generation time: 0.9 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median LN(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Alto, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo inferior a 15 meses (tm=1; Fec=337,309; K=1.2).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.