Scatophagus argus, Spotted scat : fisheries, aquaculture, aquarium

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Scatophagus argus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Spotted scat
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Classification / Names Populärnamn | synonymer | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > 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 Ekologi

; marina; stvatten; brackvatten revassocierade; amfidrom (Ref. 51243); djupintervall 0 - 5 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 20°C - 28°C (Ref. 13371); 35°N - 33°S, 48°E - 171°W

Utbredning Länder | FAO områden | Ekosystem | Förekomster | Point map | Utplanteringar | 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 / Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 14 - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 6028); common length : 20.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 3489)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 10 - 11; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 16-18; Taggstrålar i analfenan 4; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 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).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. 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 Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Multiple spawner (Ref. 102820).

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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

Fiskeri: mindre kommeriell; Vattenbruk: kommersiell; Akvarium: Kommersiell
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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).
Trofisk nivå (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.
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Hög, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid mindre än 15 månader (tm=1; Fec=337,309; K=1.2).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.