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Scatophagus argus (Linnaeus, 1766)
SPOTTED SCAT
Butterfish; Mia Mia; Mia-mia; Spotted Butter-fish; Spotted Butterfish; Tiger Butterfish; Tiger Scat; Prenes ornatus Cuvier, 1831; Scatophagus brunneus Saville-Kent, 1893; Scatophagus chameleon Saville-Kent, 1893; Scatophagus tetracanthus Lacépède, 1802; Scatophagus ornatus Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1831; Scatophagus quadranus De Vis, 1884; Scatophagus quadratus De Vis, 1882; Chaetodon argus Linnaeus, 1766

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Species Scatophagus argus (Linnaeus, 1766)

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Species Scatophagus argus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Spotted Scat , Butterfish, Mia Mia, Mia-mia, Spotted Butter-fish, Spotted Butterfish, Tiger Butterfish, Tiger Scat

 

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Distribution

States

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

Port Hedland, WA (20°18'S) to Sydney, NSW (33°53'S); tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, NT, Qld, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Central Arnhem (CA), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Dampierland (DL), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Northern Kimberley (NK), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT)

IMCRA

Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Estuary, freshwater, inshore, mangrove.

Extra Ecological Information

Usually found in estuaries or marine environments, but sometimes found in freshwater in lower reaches of rivers

 

General References

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia . Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [148]

Allen, G.R., Midgley, S.H. & Allen, M. 2002. Field Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Australia . Perth : Western Australian Museum 394 pp. [351]

Allen, G.R., Storey, A.W. & Yarrao, M. 2008. Freshwater Fishes of the Fly River Papua New Guinea . Tabubil, Papua New Guinea : Ok Tedi Mining 216 pp. [187]

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies . Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp. [1006]

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers . Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. [96] (608)

Grant, E.M. 1991. Fishes of Australia . Brisbane : EM Grant Pty Ltd 480 pp. [237]

Kottelat, M. 2001. Scatophagidae. pp. 3623-3626 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218. [3625]

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp. [216]

Kuiter, R.H. & Debelius, H. 2001. Surgeonfishes, Rabbitfishes and Their Relatives. A comprehensive guide to Acanthuroidei . Chorleywood, U.K. : TMC Publishing 208 pp. [205]

Lake, J.S. 1978. Australian Freshwater Fishes . Melbourne : Thomas Nelson 160 pp. 140 figs. [65]

McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part II. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 5 : 145–329 [241] (also as Scatophagus tetracanthus , p. 242, as S. brunneus and S. chameleon )

Merrick, J.R. & Schmida, G.E. 1984. Australian Freshwater Fishes Biology and Management . Sydney : J.R. Merrick 409 pp. figs 280 col. figs. [265]

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89 (1): 11-127 [47] (1304, as Scatophagus ornatus )

 

Common Name References

Grant, E.M. 1975. Guide to Fishes . Brisbane : Queensland Government, Co-ordinator General’s Department 640 pp. [348] (Mia-mia)

Kottelat, M. 2001. Scatophagidae. pp. 3623-3626 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218. [3625] ( Spotted Scat )

Lake, J.S. 1978. Australian Freshwater Fishes . Melbourne : Thomas Nelson 160 pp. 140 figs. [65] (Spotted Butterfish)

Marshall, T.C. 1964. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coastal Waters of Queensland . Sydney : Angus & Robertson 566 pp. 136 pls. [246] (Spotted Butter-fish)

Merrick, J.R. & Schmida, G.E. 1984. Australian Freshwater Fishes Biology and Management . Sydney : J.R. Merrick 409 pp. figs 280 col. figs. [265] (Tiger Butterfish, Tiger Scat)

Pollard, J. (ed.) 1980. G.P. Whitley's Handbook of Australian Fishes . North Sydney : Jack Pollard Publishing Pty Ltd 629 pp. [441] (Mia Mia)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Spotted Scat )

Yearsley, G.K., Last, P.R. & Ward, R.D. (eds) 1999. Australian Seafood Handbook . Hobart : CSIRO Marine Research 460 pp. [59] (Butterfish)

 

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Scatophagidae  
 Genus Scatophagus  
  Scatophagus argus    (Linnaeus, 1766) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Chaetodon argus Chaetodon atromaculatus Chaetodon pairatalis Ephippus argus Scatophagus aetatevarians Scatophagus argus argus Scatophagus argus ocellata Scatophagus bougainvillii Scatophagus maculatus Scatophagus ornatus Scatophagus purpurascens details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body quadrangular, strongly compressed. Dorsal head profile steep. Eye moderately large. Snout rounded. Mouth small. Teeth villiform, in several rows on jaws. Dorsal fin with XI spines and 16 to 18 soft rays; a deep notch between spinous and soft parts of dorsal fin; anal fin with IV spines and 14 or 15 soft rays; caudal fin from rounded to truncate or slightly emarginate. Head, body, caudal fin, and soft parts of anal and dorsal fins covered with small ctenoid scales. Body ground colour greenish; juveniles with a few large roundish blotches, about size of eye, or with about 5 or 6 broad, dark, vertical bars; specimens above about 4 cm standard length with black spots, usually smaller than eye, more or less arranged in vertical rows; in large adults, spots may be faint and restricted to dorsal part of flanks. 
Habitat: 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. The dorsal, anal and pelvic spines are believed by Philippine  
Distribution: Widespread in the Indo-West Pacific from southern India and Sri Lanka to southern Japan and Tahiti. It is a common species in Taiwan, especially in weastern part. 
Utility: Marketed as fresh. Used in Chinese medicine. In Hong Kong live fish markets. 
Name Code: 382462
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