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Family: Scatophagidae Scats



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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Scatophagus argus (Linnaeus, 1766)

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Scatophagus argus
[Spotted scat]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Scatophagus tetracanthus (Lacepède, 1802)

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Scatophagus tetracanthus
[Scatty]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Selenotoca multifasciata (Richardson, 1846)

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Selenotoca multifasciata
[Spotbanded scat]
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Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Selenotoca papuensis
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4 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Scatophagus argus Spotted scat Indo-Pacific 38 TL 1766
Scatophagus tetracanthus Scatty Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1802
Selenotoca multifasciata Spotbanded scat Indo-West Pacific 40 SL 1846
Selenotoca papuensis Western Pacific 9 SL 1938



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